• On Jun 26, 2019
    Jill from CO 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.

    Leave in 2wks! I understand main st shops/food are open approx 1hr prior to park opening, correct? Will buses run from AoA that early? If not, how would you recommend we get there? How much would a Lyft be from AoA? Thank you!

    Hi Jill! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    You will be "walking right down the middle of Main Street, U.S.A." in no time at all! No matter how many times I visit, that first step into Magic Kingdom Park leaves me teary-eyed every time. I just have so many happy memories there that the emotions are overwhelming!

    The entrance to Magic Kingdom Park opens around 1-hour prior to park opening and, in my experience, the exact time varies each day. I would definitely plan to arrive early, because getting into the theme park early to explore the shops on Main Street, U.S.A. and snap some early morning pictures is a great way to beat the crowds that will accumulate as the day progresses.

    You will be happy to know that the complimentary bus transportation to Magic Kingdom Park (and all of the theme parks!) begins very early! I have been on buses as early as 6:30 A.M. as I head to the theme parks for Extra Magic Hours or early breakfast reservations. If you download the My Disney Experience mobile app, you will be able to see approximate bus arrival times at Disney's Art of Animation Resort that morning and can make sure you are at the bus stop to catch one of the earliest buses.

    If you decide to use Minnie Van Service through the Lyft app, the cost is around $15, plus a per mile fee (prices subject to change at any time). If you open the Lyft app from your Disney Resort hotel and enter your information, you will be able to see the breakdown of cost for the trip.

    I hope this helps as you plan your visit to Magic Kingdom Park, Jill! Please let us know if you have any other questions.

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Hello all! I'm a happily married, proud mom to two young children, and I love to plan trips to Walt Disney World Resort. One of my favorite things about taking a Disney Parks vacation is that there is always something new and wonderful to discover, no matter if this is your first trip or if you visit multiple times per year. I'm excited to help you plan your next adventure!
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