• On May 10, 2019
    Tatiana from MD 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.

    Hi! We have 8am reservation at Be Our Guest. What is the best way to arrive at the MK early in the morning, preferably with less walking involved? Uber is an option but could you recommend the best drop-off spot? Is the Monorail running before 8am?

    Hi Tatiana, thanks for being OUR Guest at the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Be Our Guest Restaurant is one of the most enchanting places to dine in Walt Disney World! The last time we ate there, we ordered our lunch ahead online via My Disney Experience. It was super convenient and allowed the pickier eaters in our party the time to choose their meal. You can do the same for breakfast, and can order up to 30 days before your reservation.

    You have a couple of options for your early arrival to Magic Kingdom Park. Since you want to minimize walking, I suggest hailing a Minnie Van!. You connect via the Lyft app, so very similar to Uber. A polka-dotted beauty will pick you up from your Walt Disney World Resort Hotel and drop you off at a designated spot in front of the Park. We used a Minnie Van on our last visit to return to our Resort from Magic Kingdom Park. The driver picked us up at one of the spots in the bus line, so it was less than a three-minute walk from the Park entrance. If you use an outside ride service or cab, they will drop you off at the Transportation and Ticket Center.

    The scheduled Monorail from the Transportation and Ticket Center starts 30 minutes before the earliest Park opening, and Magic Kingdom Park Watercraft transportation usually begins about 45 minutes before Park opening. But, you can catch either an Express Monorail or a ferryboat from the Transportation and Ticket Center early enough for your reservation. One word of caution - the early transportation does not run as frequently as the regular schedule, so make sure to arrive super early!

    Once you arrive at Magic Kingdom Park, you will enter through the breakfast reservation line. They will verify your reservation, so make sure your MagicBand is on hand and that you have valid Theme Park Admission. With your early time, you might be lucky enough to get a picture on Main Street U.S.A. with Cinderella Castle as your background without anybody else in the frame. 

    Tatiana, you are going to love breakfast at Beast’s Castle. Make sure to “try the grey stuff; it’s delicious!”

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Meet the Panelist: Rayna, Florida

Hi y'all! I'm Rayna: wife, mom, anesthesiologist, and long-time Disney enthusiast. I've lived all over the country, but these days life has my family of seven in Florida. We're fantastically close to the most magical place on earth, and as Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members we couldn't be happier about it. We've visited almost every Disney Vacation Club resort, so I'm thrilled to be here doing what I do best: Helping plan magical vacations. Learn More About Rayna

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