• On Oct 14, 2012
    Brian from OH 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.

    Have made all our ADRs for our Apr13 trip.Several are at park opening, but CRT is at 805.I know parking opens one hour prior, but can I enter even earlier with an ADR. Also better to drive or bus. Staying on property and also have AAA diamond parking.

    Hi, Brian!  They do allow you to enter the Magic Kingdom for early morning dining reservations in plenty of time for you to make it to the podium at the restaurant to check in.  There will also be a bus that goes that hour of the morning to get you to your reservation.

    If it was me, however, and driving was an option, I much prefer that to Walt Disney World transportation at that time of day.  My kids can get a few more minutes of shut eye, and I feel like I can leave a few minutes later.  Depending on where you're staying, you can probably leave 45 minutes ahead if you're driving, but I'd leave your room an hour ahead of time if you are taking Disney transportation.

    Have an awesome time!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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