Little girls dancing with Rapunzel
  • On Jan 7, 2024
    Sydney from OH Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Are the princess meet and greets open for resort guest early entry in MK? Cinderella/ Elena/Tianna/ Rapunzel

    Royal Greetings, Sydney!

    We're so glad you've brought your question to planDisney today. I'm thrilled to hear your visit is just a few short weeks away. You're sure to have a magical time, especially since you're already making plans to visit with some Princess friends.

    I always try to take advantage of Early Theme Park Entry for Disney Resort Hotel Guests when we visit. It means some early wake-up times, but it's a great way to tackle a lot of your favorite attractions and experiences in the parks before the major crowds begin to descend. I especially love getting an early start at Magic Kingdom Park since there is so much to see and do! Our family likes to tackle a few attractions as soon as we enter and then enjoy a morning snack break. It's a tough choice between a Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich from Sleepy Hollow and a Warm Cinnamon Roll from Gaston's Tavern, so sometimes we opt for one of each to share.

    Though Princess Fairytale Hall is not listed on the experiences available during Early Entry, you'll find plenty of other excitement awaiting you in Fantasyland. We usually prioritize Peter Pan's Flight before making our way over to Mad Tea Party to spin ourselves dizzy. If you're already going to be in the area, it never hurts to swing by and double-check if the Princesses are done with their morning beauty routines and ready to greet guests. A Cast Member will likely be stationed out front and can advise you whether they are greeting earlier than planned, but I'd expect to go with the times listed in your My Disney Experience Mobile App.

    You can keep an eye on the meet and greet schedules by using the map icon (second from left) in your My Disney Experience App and then choosing "Characters" from the drop-down at the top of the screen. There, you'll be able to filter by park and switch between a map or list view. Today, Magic Kingdom Park had Early Entry beginning at 8:30 a.m. with the official park opening at 9 a.m. Appearance schedules for Cinderella, Rapunzel, Elena, and Princess Tiana are all listed from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. 

    I hope you're able to say hello to each of these lovely ladies on your upcoming visit. My daughter and I stopped in to see Rapunzel and Princess Tiana a few months back and had the best time swapping stories of our adventures and favorite recipes. Rapunzel knows a thing or two about frying pans, but Tiana left our mouths watering with her talk of fluffy beignets. It's always a treat to chat with royalty!

    I hope this helped Sydney. If you have more planning questions hitch a pumpkin carriage ride right back to planDisney and let us know. We're always happy to help make guests' wishes come true!

    Magic and memories,
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