• On Oct 4, 2019
    Tammy from GA 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 have a reservation at Crystal Palace at 7:20 am on Oct. 16th, 2019.Do buses start running 45 min. before park opens? I think MK opens at 7. Will that be enough time to get there? And will we be able to go on in as soon as we get there?

    Hi, Tammy!  

    Your magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation is just a few days away!  You must be bouncing with excitement just like Tigger!  Breakfast at The Crystal Palace is a great way to kick off a day of fun at Magic Kingdom Park!  I'm sure you and your family will love visiting with Winnie the Pooh and his friends from the Hundred-Acre Wood while you enjoy a delicious meal.

    Currently, Magic Kingdom Park is listed as opening at 8:00 a.m. on October 16, 2019, with Extra Magic Hours from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.  Bus transportation from Walt Disney World Resort Hotels begins 45 minutes prior to park opening, so you can expect the first bus to leave your resort hotel around 6:15 a.m.  I would recommend trying to be on that first bus leaving your resort hotel in the morning just to be sure you have plenty of time to arrive for your dining reservation.  When you reach the entrance to Magic Kingdom Park, you can ask a Cast Member where you should enter.  There is often a separate entrance line for guests with early morning breakfast reservations, and the Cast Members will be sure to let you enter with plenty of time to make it to your reservation.  You will probably even have enough time to snap a few pictures in front of Cinderella Castle with very few other guests in the background.

    Tammy, if you're looking for an even quicker transportation option to give you a bit of additional time that morning, you may want to consider using the Disney Minnie Van Service.  You can request and pay for a Minnie Van using the Lyft app, and a Cast Member will whisk you away in an adorable red and white polka dot vehicle to any location on Walt Disney World Resort property.  The Disney Minnie Van Service begins operating daily at 6:30 a.m., so it's a great option for those early morning breakfast reservations.

    I hope your breakfast at The Crystal Palace takes care of the rumbly in your tumbly.  Have a magical day!
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Hello! I'm Samantha, a wife and mom of two from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  There is nothing I love more than making magical vacation memories with my family, and Walt Disney World Resort is our home away from home.  For years, I have helped my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations, and now I have the opportunity to help even more people as a planDisney panelist.  I cannot wait to help you plan the vacation of your dreams! Learn More About Samantha

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