Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Feb 11, 2014
    Ken from IN 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.

    When they let you into the park prior to official opening/rope drop, are any of the shops on Main St. USA open, specifically The Chapeau? How long does it take typically to get a set of ears personalized?

    Hi Ken:

    Some Guests are let into the Park prior to official opening if they have reservations at restaurants inside the Parks prior to rope drop.  In those cases, Cast Members direct Guests to the restaurant and Guests are not allows to wander through the Park, ride attractions, or shop.  Other times, Guests are allowed past the turnstiles before Park opening, but are still not allowed inside the actual Park to shop.  Sometimes I've seen the Park open to all Guests up to twenty minutes before announced opening time.  In those instances, all attractions and shops are open.  Ears are personalized while you wait, so if you are first in line, or when it's your turn, ear personalization should take between five and ten minutes.

    Enjoy your vacation.
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I am a family man and huge Disney fan raising two awesome and rambunctious boys.  As Disney Vacation Club members, we travel to Walt Disney World often. Learn More About Jonas

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