Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Mar 29, 2009
    Virginia Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    This is a fantastic site. My family will be at WDW the week of Easter. Do you recommend arriving at MK right when it opens or maybe going later in the early evening? When does the parks open up their gates for cars to enter? Thank you. Virginia CA

    Hi, Virginia!  My family is going Easter week also, and I have heard from reliable sources that the theme parks have been super busy this week.  The Magic Kingdom has had to close for a bit of time two days this week due to being filled to capacity.

    My suggestion would be for you to get to the Magic Kingdom as early as you can.  We're planning to be there at park opening.  The parking lot at Magic Kingdom opens about an hour and a half before the theme park opening, so you can get there nice and early.  The other parks open their parking lots about an hour before park opening.

    You will probably be able to get into the Magic Kingdom later in the evening, but I think you're better off arriving early, then if you want to leave for the afternoon and return, you won't be so disappointed if it's too crowded to enjoy an evening at the theme park.

    Have a great time! 

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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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