• On Feb 13, 2017
    Kelly 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.

    If the Magic Kingdom opens at 9:00am this means it really opens at 8:00am and I can enjoy Main Street from 8:00 to 9:00am right? What time should I leave Wilderness Lodge and should I take the boat or bus to get there most efficiently?

    Hi Kelly!

    Thanks for your question!

    With the new addition of the Let The Magic Begin castle forecourt welcome show, guests will now be allowed to enter the park one hour prior to park opening. Several shops on Main Street U.S.A. will be open for business and ready to serve the early risers. Feel free to pop in to Main Street Bakery for a bite or grab your favorite morning beverage at Starbucks. (Moms Panel Tip: if you're on the Disney Dining Plan, any size Starbucks beverage can be purchased with one snack credit - go ahead and order the Venti!)

    From Disney's Wilderness Lodge Resort, I would recommend taking the watercraft transportation across to Magic Kingdom Park. I'd allow myself at least an hour travel time (if not a little more) on a busy morning. What an awesome way to start the day - with a peaceful boat ride across the Seven Seas Lagoon!

    Make sure to stop for a photo op with one of Disney's Photopass photographers during your early hours in Magic Kingdom. They will be staggered all up and down Main Street, ready to capture those priceless memories of your day at Walt Disney World!

    I hope you have a wonderful stay at your resort, and an awesome day at Magic Kingdom! - Diane W.

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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Alabama

"Dream It! Plan It! Do It!" – that's my motto! If you've always dreamed of a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort, or sailing away with Captain Mickey on a Disney Cruise, I'd love to help you plan and make the most of your vacation. My favorite getaway is a Land and Sea adventure - from Cinderella Castle to sand castles! Learn More About Diane

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