EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Jan 17, 2014
    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.

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

    Hi Kaylene, We have ADRs for Cinderella's Royal Table at 8:25am on a day where MK opens at 9am. I know we are suppose to check-in 15 minutes early. What time should we arrive at MK? How long does it take to enter each theme park? Thank you!

    Hi Julie,

    If your Advanced Dining Reservations are at 8:25 a.m. at Cinderella's Royal Table, you will want to arrive at the Magic Kingdom no later than 7:45 a.m. The will give you time to get through bag check and the line at the turnstiles. As you enter the Magic Kingdom, there are special lines just for guests with dining reservations so you will want to pay close attention. There will be some guests who are entering early and are lining up for "Rope Drop". Those guests will not be allowed down Main Street, USA and into the park. You will want to bring your confirmation number with you as they will verify that you have a reservation before letting you through. Since you will want to be at Cinderella's Royal Table by 8:10 a.m., allow yourselves 10 minutes to stroll down Main Street, USA towards breakfast. This is the best time of the day to take photos of your family, as you can often snap unobstructed views of Cinderella Castle with nobody else in the background.

    As far as how long it takes to entry each theme park, that really depends on crowd levels. On average, I get through bag check and the lines at the turnstiles / Magic Band touch points in less than 10 minutes. Again, this depends on crowd levels.

    I hope this helps and that you have a wonderful vacation. Cinderella's Royal Table is one of my favorite meals at Disney. The character interaction is fantastic and the setting is just beautiful.

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Meet the Panelist: Kaylene, Massachusetts

I'm a blessed Mom of five fabulous kids, a Disney Vacation Club member, and an Annual Passholder. I've stayed in every Disney Resort on property, and I've traveled to Walt Disney World Resort with infants, toddlers, tweens, teens, grandparents, and on countless multi-generational family vacations! Learn More About Kaylene

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