EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Jan 15, 2013
    Nicolle Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hello! How early do the parking lots open for the parks prior to them opening? I made reservations at the Tusker House in AK for 8:05am on a morning with an EMH 8:00-9:00am, and am worried I won't have enough time to park and go in before our reservation!

    Hi Nicole! Welcome to the Moms Panel.  No need to worry about making it to Tusker House Restaurant in time for your 8:05 a.m. reservation.  The parking lot at Disney's Animal Kingdom will open to park guests approximately 1/2 hour before park opening-so it should open around 7:30 am. on the day you are visiting.  That should give you plenty of time to park, make your way to the park entrance and then walk back to the Harambe marketplace where you will find the Tusker House Restaurant.  Guests with early dining reservations can show their confirmation to the Cast Member who is at the marked entrance for this purpose, in order to enter  the park early.

    Enjoy your delicious breakfast and I hope you have a great day while visiting Disney's Animal Kingdom!

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