• On Oct 5, 2016
    Shanna 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.

    If the parks open at 9AM, is there usually a line that builds up outside the gate before it opens? I'm looking specifically at Epcot and Magic Kingdom.

    Hello Shanna!

    Thank you for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I hope you are having a magical week.

    Yes, especially for Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort, there is a line/crowd that gathers for what’s called “Rope Drop”. Typically this is 30-60 minutes prior to the parks opening. I’ve found that crowd is significantly smaller at the other parks such as Epcot, but I would plan on getting there at least 15-30 minutes before it opens to be one of the first into the park and onto your favorite attractions.

    I hope this helps and please let me know if you need anything else as you plan your visit!

    See you real soon!

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I’m a wife and mom to three boys, ages 15, 10 and 6. My youngest is autistic so I love helping other special needs families plan Disney vacations and show them that they, too, can have a magical time together. In addition to being a total Disney fanatic, I am also a blogger who enjoys fashion, shopping and knitting. Learn More About Emily

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