Boy; Mickey Mouse; Mickey Balloons; Main Street U.S.A; Magic Kingdom
  • On Mar 24, 2024
    Jacqueline from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Magic Kingdom opens at 8am. What time should I plan on being there?… like whats the farthest I can make it into the park before opening? Can I park? Scan tickets? Be on Main Street?

    Welcome to planDisney, Jacqueline! As my family would be saying right now, "Only one more sleep before Walt Disney World!"

    As you noted, Magic Kingdom Park opens tomorrow at 8:00 am for guests who are not staying at a Disney Resorts Collection or other select hotel. With Early Entry Hours, Walt Disney World Resort Guests can enter the park at 7:30 am. If you are driving to the Magic Kingdom for entry at 8:00 am, I would recommend getting to the parking lot by 7:00 or 7:15 am. It is a busy time of year with many schools on Spring Break, and mornings are especially busy with so many people trying to enjoy their favorite attractions when the lines are shorter. 

    From the parking lot, you can walk or take a tram to the Ticket and Transportation Center where you will go through security screening and hop on the Disney Monorail to the Magic Kingdom. Once the clock strikes 8, you will be able to scan your ticket or MagicBand+ and walk under the Walt Disney World Railroad - Main Street U.S.A. tracks to leave today and enter the world of yesterday, tomorrow and fantasy.

    To ease your time in the security process, make sure you are not bringing any prohibited items. (My husband always has his Swiss Army knife with him and has to remember to not put it in his pocket out of habit.) If you have a metal water bottle or other metal object that may trigger the security screening, take these out of your bag and hold them in your other hand to reduce the likelihood of needing a bag check.

    I hope it all goes well for you and you have a wonderful day at the Most Magical Place on Earth.

    See 'Ya Real Soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Jana, Georgia

Hi, everyone! I’m Jana, a Disney-loving wife and mom from Atlanta. My boys (my husband and sons) are the greatest joys in my life. We have so many magical memories from our vacations at Walt Disney World Resort and aboard Disney Cruise Line. I welcome the chance to share my knowledge and advice in helping you plan your visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth. Learn More About Jana

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