• On Oct 19, 2011
    Laura 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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    We have a reservation at CRT for 9:10 am, park opens at 9:00 am that morning. Can we get into the park early. We are staying offsite, should I buy my tickets for MK earlier or can I get them early that morning?

    Hi Laura,

    I have purchased tickets for the Magic Kingdom right outside the main entrance of the park prior to the park opening.  You'll just need to go to one of the ticket windows located to the right side as you face the Magic Kingdom. 

    And yes, you should be able to get into the park earlier than 9:00 am since they do like you to arrive earlier than your reservation time. Just look for the gate for Character Breakfasts; it is often to the far left. 

    If I were in your position, I'd try to actually arrive at the Magic Kingdom anywhere from 8:00 am and 8:15 am to allow plenty of time to both purchase your tickets and to enter the park and walk to the castle (and maybe get a picture or two in front of the castle when not many guests are around since the park isn't open yet!). 

    Thank you for visiting the Moms Panel; please let us know if we can help again.  Enjoy your breakfast at the castle; it really is magical!
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