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  • On Jan 25, 2019
    Adriano Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello. We are planning to be at the entrance of the parks 1 hour before the parks open. What's the estimated time that we have to consider from the parking lot to the entrance of Magic Kingdom and also to Animal Kingdom and also to Hollywood Studios?

    Hi Adriano,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thanks so much for bringing me your great question! I see that your trip is just a few weeks away. SO exciting! You’ll be right in the middle of the magic and fun before you know it!

    I’m glad to hear that you’re planning to arrive early to the theme parks! By getting there early and having plenty of time to go through security and ticketing, you’ll be one of the first Guests into the theme parks and will be able to enjoy the lowest wait times of the entire day during that first hour or two. My family can usually experience several attractions with very little waiting early in the morning, so we save our FastPass+ selections for late morning and early afternoon when crowds pick up. 

    I’m happy to let you know that it will only take you around 5-15 minutes or so to get from your car to the entrance of Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom, although there have been a lot of changes happening at the entrance of Disney’s Hollywood Studios to prepare for the much-anticipated Disney Skyliner, so it may take a little bit longer there. At Magic Kingdom Park, you’ll leave your car at the Transportation and Ticket Center before taking a boat or monorail to the entrance of the theme park. That journey could take you up to 30 minutes or so. It won't take long, and it's a great way to kick off a day of magic and fun!

    Please keep all of your great questions coming, Adriano, as we’re always here and happy to help. I hope that you and your family have a truly magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Virginia

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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