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  • On Oct 8, 2015
    Christina from LA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My family and I are staying at Pop Century for Mardi Gras 2016. We like to be at each park prior to opening in the mornings. Can you tell me how much time I should allot for waiting for the bus and ride time in order to get to the parks early?

    Hello Christina!
    You are very smart for wanting to get to the Parks before they open.  In my experience, this allows you to enjoy many attractions with low wait times and this makes it possible for you to save your FastPass+ selections for later in the day when the lines are longer. 

    My family likes to arrive at each park about 30 minutes before opening. In order to do this, we typically head out to the bus stop about 60 minutes prior to our desired arrival time. For example, if I want to arrive at the Magic Kingdom by 8:30 am, I would try to be at the bus stop by 7:30 am.  Disney's Pop Century is closer to other Parks, but if you arrive early that gives you plenty of time to organize yourself, take photos and be ready to head out to your first attraction.

    I hope this helps with your planning. If you have more questions, come on back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel- we love to help!

    See ya real soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Anne, Iowa

I’m Anne, a native Iowan, wife, mother, and grandmother. For me, a major part of the fun of a Disney trip is the planning. I have traveled to the Disney Parks in multiple stages of my life, including as a daughter, sister, aunt, mother and grandmother.  One of my favorite things to do is to travel with multi-generational groups. I am thrilled to be able to help other Disney guests plan their adventures. Learn More About Anne

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