• On Jun 1, 2019
    Julie from ON 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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    Hi! My family is staying at Fort Wilderness during our upcoming vacation. On our Early Morning Magic days at the Magic Kingdom, when will the boats start making their way over to the park? Or should we drive and take the monorail from the parking?

    Hei Hei Julie!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel! You have picked a beautiful place to stay on your upcoming vacation! Disney’s Wilderness Lodge is the ultimate in “rustic elegance.” While I was walking through Wilderness Lodge Mercantile, I came across the perfect pin. It read, “I’m a glamper, not a camper.” It has become my motto. When you stay at the Resort, I have a feeling that you will adopt the motto too! Best of all, Magic Kingdom Park is a quick boat ride away!

    Magic Kingdom Park Watercraft transportation usually starts about 45 minutes before Park opening (including Early Morning Magic hours!). One of our “homes” is Copper Creek Villas & Cabins, and our preferred mode of transport to Magic Kingdom Park is the boat! It is quick, convenient, and an incredibly relaxing start to a fun-filled day. If you don’t want to take the boat, bus transportation from the Hotel will start approximately one (1) hour before Park opening. Or if you decide to drive, the scheduled Monorail from the Transportation and Ticket Center starts 30 minutes before the earliest Park opening, and the Express Monorail and ferryboat should also be running early enough for your reservation. One word of caution - the rapid transportation does not run as frequently as the regular schedule, so make sure to arrive super early!

    Julie, you can arrive at far left Touchpoints of Magic Kingdom Park’s Main Entrance as early as 7:30 AM. Once you are through, head straight to Fantasyland where they will let you in at 7:45 AM. You might be lucky enough to get a picture on Main Street U.S.A. with Cinderella Castle as your background without anybody else in the frame! One of the many reasons to love Early Morning Magic!

    I wish you an enchanted vacation ~ Rayna
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Meet the Panelist: Rayna, Florida

Hi y'all! I'm Rayna: wife, mom, anesthesiologist, and long-time Disney enthusiast. I've lived all over the country, but these days life has my family of seven in Florida. We're fantastically close to the most magical place on earth, and as Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members we couldn't be happier about it. We've visited almost every Disney Vacation Club resort, so I'm thrilled to be here doing what I do best: Helping plan magical vacations. Learn More About Rayna

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