Pluto at Magic Kingdom
  • On Jun 23, 2019
    Lisa from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    How far before the park opens can we get into the parking lot and when did the shuttle buses start

    Hi Lisa,

    I see that your magical visit is just a couple of short weeks away! SO EXCITING! You'll be soaking up all of the magic and fun at Walt Disney World Resort before you know it!

    Parking lots open and trams begin running at least one hour before the theme park opens. I will tell you, though, that I've been to Magic Kingdom park even earlier than one hour ahead of time and had no trouble parking. Because so many Guests have early morning breakfast reservations before the theme parks open, especially in Magic Kingdom park and the Disney Resort hotels along the monorail, the lot at the Transportation and Ticket Center will open early to accommodate them.

    Arriving early will give you a wonderful heads up on the day! You'll have plenty of time to go through security and ticketing and you'll be among the first Guests into the theme parks for the day. My family has always found that we can experience several attractions first thing in the morning with very little waiting, then we can save our FastPass+ selections for mid to late morning when most of the Guests have arrived at the park.

    Thanks so much for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel Lisa, for help with planning your upcoming trip, and please feel free to bring us any other questions you may have. I hope that you have a truly magical vacation next month!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Virginia

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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