Princess Tiana welcomes guests in Tiana's Bayou Adventure at Magic Kingdom. The scene captures the vibrant spirit of New Orleans
  • On Jun 16, 2024
    Kendra Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We will not be resort guests of disney resorts, what time can we enter the magic kingdom park?

    Welcome to planDisney, Kendra! I am glad you found us and am happy to answer your Walt Disney World Resort vacation planning question!

    Magic Kingdom, Disney World’s first theme park in Orlando, is home to over 60 things to do: attractions, experiences, Character Greetings, and my favorite firework show, Happily Ever After. If you’ve never visited before, some of my favorite/must-ride attractions are Pirates of the Caribbean, Jungle Cruise, TRON Lightcycle / Run, The People Mover, and the highly anticipated Tiana’s Bayou Adventure!

    To check what time the Magic Kingdom or any other theme park, water park, Disney Springs, or ESPN Wide World of Sports open each day, you will want to head to the Hours & Events Calendar. There, you will be able to select the date(s) you are visiting and see what time Early Entry is (for Disney Resorts Collection hotel Guests), Park Hours, Parades schedule, Fireworks & Nighttime Entertainment hours, and even if anything will be closed for refurbishment. A quick scan of the next couple of weeks shows that the Magic Kingdom typically opens at 8 AM or 9 AM for non-Disney resort hotel Guests, but please double-check as you get closer to your visit for updated times.

    Kendra, I would love to share some of my favorite dining spots for your upcoming visit, if you don’t mind. I like to start my mornings at Gaston’s Tavern with a Warm Cinnamon Roll. For lunch, I like to head to Sleepy Hollow to enjoy a Sweet-and-Spicy Chicken Waffle Sandwich or Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café for tacos and chips. By dinner time, I've likely enjoyed a DOLE Whip and refilled my popcorn bucket a few times, so I skip my meal and head to Main Street Confectionery to satisfy my sweet tooth.

    If you would like any more suggestions on how to go about your day in the park, additional dining recommendations, or information about minimizing your wait times utilizing Disney Genie+, submit me a question. I’d be happy to share more Disney knowledge with you so you have a memorable trip!

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Meet the Panelist: Brent, Maryland

Welcome to planDisney! I'm Brent, a husband, father, coach, and dog dad from Annapolis, MD, with a mind on a permanent Disney vacation! I specialize in crafting unforgettable trips to the Walt Disney World Resort but when it's my turn to vacation, you can catch me indulging in the food options of EPCOT's World Showcase, ascending Disney Mountains, and lounging poolside at Stormalong Bay with a delicious treat from Beaches & Cream Soda Shop! Learn More About Brent

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