• On Feb 10, 2018
    Catherine from usa 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 8:10 am reservations at Cinderella's Castle, but the park does not open until 9:00am. Will the monorail be running early enough and how do we enter early? Thank you

    Hello, Catherine! Once upon a time in Magic Kingdom Park, Cinderella Castle was bustling with excitement, awaiting tiny princesses who were ready to enjoy a magical breakfast. But how would those princesses arrive at the castle when they had no pumpkin coach at their command? A simple, "bibbidi bobbidi boo," could not do the job, so I called upon Fairy Godmother for a bit of help.

    There are two Walt Disney World Resort monorail lines that escort guests to Magic Kingdom Park, the Express line and the Resort line. While the Express line usually begins service around 45 minutes to one hour before the park opens, the Resort line actually begins running its course a bit sooner. According to Fairy Godmother, the Resort Monorail line will be the thingamabob that does the job on the day you plan to dine at Cinderella's Royal Table. In my experience, we have hopped aboard this magical transportation as early as 7:00 a.m.

    Once you arrive at Magic Kingdom Park, you will notice entrances, usually to the far left, designated for those with early morning breakfast reservations. The Cast Members there will kindly ask for your name and confirmation number before welcoming you to the park around 15-20 minutes before your appointed Advance Dining Reservation. Be sure to look for Disney's PhotoPass photographers as you glide up Main Street, U.S.A, as I am sure you will want a picture of your regal family!

    Thank you so much for bestowing your question upon us, Catherine! Please let us know if we can assist you again as you continue to plan your vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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