• On Dec 17, 2018
    Erica from GA 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.

    We're going to MK on 2/2 and the park opens at 9 am that day with no EMH. However, we have a reservation at 8:05 at the Crystal Palace. Reservation guests can go in early for dining right?

    Hi Erica,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I have visited Walt Disney World Resort in early February several times and it's a fantastic time to visit. Currently at Magic Kingdom Park, if the park opening time is 9 a.m. then they will allow guests to enter the park at 8 a.m. Shops are open along Main Street, U.S.A. and you can go as far as the castle but the walkways to different lands are blocked by ropes and/or Cast Members. 

    You will want to enter the park a bit before 8 a.m. so you can make your Crystal Palace reservation on time. For early dining reservations, there will be a Cast Member with a clipboard or tablet by the entrance tapstiles. The Cast Member will check for your name on the reservation list and allow you to enter early.  Shops won't be open yet, but you will have a fabulous view of Cinderella Castle as you enter. I would try to be there extra early so you can take a good photo of or with the Castle. 

    Erica, thank you for visiting us with another great question. I hope you'll let us know if we can help you with any other planning questions. 
    Wishing you a magical vacation,
    Amy H. 
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, North Carolina

Hey, Howdy, Hey! I'm Amy H. and I have been a fan of Walt Disney World since my first visit during the Magic Kingdom Park's opening year. I'm married to my favorite person in the world and since our son and daughter are in college, we have been enjoying more spur of the moment trips to the Most Magical Place on Earth. No matter the ages or size of your traveling party, I'd love to help plan you plan a magical vacation! Learn More About Amy

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