Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Dec 23, 2013
    Hope from IL 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 have an 8am reservation for Cinderella's breakfast at MK. How long do I need to allow to get from the parking lot to the castle?

    Hi there, Hope!

    You've got a fabulous Advanced Dining Reservation for Cinderella's Royal Table! That early morning time is my very favorite because you'll get to enjoy walking down Main Street, USA with hardly any other Guests around! It's very magical and fun to take pictures!

    When you park at the Transportation and Ticket Center, you will need to catch either a ferry or a monorail to take you over to Magic Kingdom Park. Because the parking lot is so large, there are trams running to take you up to the front where you can catch your next mode of transportation, but you may need to wait a few minutes for one. Once you've boarded the ferry or monorail, it's a fairly short ride, like 10-minutes or so. You do want to allow extra time just in case there are any hold-ups at all though. Once you arrive at Magic Kingdom Park, you'll go through security bag-check and then move on to the Park entrance. My family loves to stroll leisurely down Main Street, USA toward Cinderella Castle and stop for a few photos along the way! There's no other feeling in the world than feeling like you've got the whole Park almost to yourself!

    I would advise you to allow at least 45 minutes up to an hour, especially during busy times of the year, just to be on the safe side. When you arrive at the entrance to the Park, be sure to look for the sign pointing Guests to enter for early breakfast reservations.

    Thanks so much for stopping by the Moms Panel with your question, Hope! Please let us know if we can help with any others.

    Wishing you a Pixie Dusted vacation!

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Hi! I'm Jackie, mom to a teenage boy and a tween girl! I've traveled to Disney Parks with toddlers, grandparents, and everything in between and I'm excited to help you plan your Pixie Dusted vacation! So, go ahead, ask me a question or two! Learn More About Jackie

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