Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On May 30, 2015
    Autumn from TN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    I plan to drive my car to the parks so my children can be in car seats. We are staying at Pop Century. What time should I leave my resort to reach Magic Kingdom for park opening?

    Greetings Autumn!
    Thanks for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I make it my mission to make it to park opening everyday of our vacation. So, of course I think you question is brilliant!  Having a car can- at times- make your trip easier, but traveling to the Magic Kingdom is not one of those times.  Here is why: if you take the bus to the Magic Kingdom you will be dropped off not too far from the park entrance. However, when you drive you will actually be parking at the Transportation and Ticket Center. From that point, you will board either the Monorail or Ferry for a memorable journey to the Magic Kingdom. That trip is one of the most memorable moments from our first trip. So, in order to drive to the Magic Kingdom you will have to leave your resort earlier than if you were taking the bus. With all that said, I would plan on being in my car at least one hour before park opening. In order to be sure and catch the opening show with less stress, I would have my family loaded up 90 minutes before park opening. But then again, I am "rope drop" obsessed!

    I hope this helps with your planning. If you have more questions, come on back to the Panel- we love to help!

    See ya real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Anne, Iowa

I’m Anne, a native Iowan, wife, mother, and grandmother. For me, a major part of the fun of a Disney trip is the planning. I have traveled to the Disney Parks in multiple stages of my life, including as a daughter, sister, aunt, mother and grandmother.  One of my favorite things to do is to travel with multi-generational groups. I am thrilled to be able to help other Disney guests plan their adventures. Learn More About Anne

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