Aurora; Sleeping Beauty: Cinderella's Royal Table; AA; girl with tiara; meet and greet; Magic Kingdom
  • On Nov 19, 2023
    John from ON Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I have an 8:05am reservation at Cinderellas royal table. Park entry starts at 9am that day so what time am I able to enter the park and when should I arrive at the park to make sure I’m not late? Thanks.


    Thanks for asking your question to planDisney!

    Dining with the princesses in the castle is an iconic moment for anyone visiting Walt Disney World! My teenagers still recall, with delight, their first visit all those years ago. While the food was good, it is the experience that brought them back to that time whenever we reminisce about past vacations.

    If you have an 8:05 am reservation to Cinderella's Royal Table, you should be able to enter the park early. When you approach the Magic Kingdom turnstiles there should be a Disney Cast Member dressed in the restaurant attire, with a sign, typically off to one side or the other. They can confirm your reservation and allow you access to the park. As to how much time you need to get there, while the walk is a mere 1/2 mile (1/3 km) after the turnstiles, you really need a great deal more time, for a variety of reasons. First, Disney requests you arrive 15 minutes before your dining time. Also, getting in can take a few minutes. Additionally, the walk down Main Street is an ideal time to snap a family picture without the throngs of guests in the background. I would suggest you be at the turnstiles no later than 7:40 am. Earlier than that would be better, like maybe 7:30 am. 

    When dining, because you want to meet all the royal hosts, be sure to ask your servers about the timing of your visitors. The princesses follow a fairly regular path through the restaurant, and you want to be sure that you are ready to meet them, so you don't miss anyone. 

    Please feel free to write me back directly if you have any follow-up questions. 

    Have a Magical Vacation!

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