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  • On Aug 24, 2014
    Audrey from LA 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 are planning our son's first trip to WDW in Sept. 2015. We're planning on eating at Chef Mickey's one morning. If we make a 7:30 ADR, is it possible to make it to rope drop?

    Hello Audrey!

    There is something extra special about a first trip to Walt Disney World.  You and your son must be so excited!  Typically park hours are released about 6 months in advance.  However, if we use September's calendar for this year as a guide, Magic Kingdom Park usually opens at 9am.  If you hope to be there for rope drop, you should be at the park around a half hour before posted park opening.  If you arrive a good 10 minutes  before your reservation and eat quickly, you may be able to make it.  Keep in mind that you can walk easily to Magic Kingdom from Disney's Contemporary Resort.  Keep an eye n the park hours and have a plan.  

    Please let us know if we can help with additional planning questions, Audrey!

    I wish you a truly magical vacation.


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Meet the Panelist: Jacqui, Illinois

A Walt Disney World veteran traveler since the early 1970's, I can't wait to help you plan the most MAGICAL vacation.  I am a Disney Vacation Club Member and an Annual Passholder.  Whether you need tips for traveling with babies, toddlers, adolescents, adults or seniors, I can help you create the most Pixie Dusted adventure. There aren't many things our family hasn't experienced at Walt Disney World, and I would love to make suggestions so that you will have the vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Jacqui

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