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  • On Mar 4, 2015
    Heidi from PA 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 8:30 AM reservations at Cinderella's Royal Table. The Magic Kingdom opens at 8 AM that day. What's the best way to get there and by what time should we leave?

    Hi Heidi,

    Starting your day with breakfast at Cinderella's Royal Table sounds magical! Without knowing where you're staying, I'll give you the best general advice I have. The Magic Kingdom Park will be busy with people entering the park for the day. I would give yourself at least thirty minutes once you arrive at the park to get through bag check, through the entry points and to walk up Main Street, U.S.A. to Cinderella Castle. 

    If you are taking a bus to the Magic Kingdom Park, I would allow 45 minutes to an hour. Buses are supposed to depart your Walt Disney World Resort Hotel every twenty minutes. However, my family has the gift of usually walking up to the bus stop as our desired bus pulls away! Giving yourself a little bit more time will hopefully lead to less stress.

    If you are taking a monorail to the Magic Kingdom Park, I would give yourself around 30 minutes. If you are taking a boat to the Magic Kingdom Park, I would try to allow around 45 minutes. I know all of this can seem like a long time. We like to pick up park maps in our resort lobby before we head to transportation. Even though we know our way around the parks, we review our plans on the maps. Even though we all have the My Disney Experience app on our phones now we still enjoy reviewing the maps. 

    Please let me know if I can help you with any other questions!
    Wishing you a magical vacation,
    Amy H

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Meet the Panelist: Amy, North Carolina

Hey, Howdy, Hey! I'm Amy H. and I have been a fan of Walt Disney World since my first visit during the Magic Kingdom Park's opening year. I'm married to my favorite person in the world and since our son and daughter are in college, we have been enjoying more spur of the moment trips to the Most Magical Place on Earth. No matter the ages or size of your traveling party, I'd love to help plan you plan a magical vacation! Learn More About Amy

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