Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Jan 13, 2010
    Rhett 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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    I have 9:30am reservations at Cinderella's Royal Table. Staying at the Port Orleans - Riverside early Feb 2010. How early do we need to arrive and how much travel time is it from the hotel to the castle? How do we get into the park before opening?

    Hi Rhett, You have made a wonderful choice for breakfast! Cinderella's Royal Table is one of our favorite dining experiences at Disney.

    You should plan to arrive at the podium in the castle by 9:10am. If you are taking the Disney transportation, plan to be at the bus stop by 8:00am. I always suggest that guests plan on an hour from when they arrive at the bus stop to when they are due to arrive at the front of a Park. This is because buses run every 20 minutes and you never know if you have just missed a bus (so will have to wait a while) or if one is coming around the bend (so you will arrive early with plenty of time to spare).

    Once you get to the Magic Kingdom gates, you will go through the security (bag check) area. Once through there, look to the far right. The turnstile over there is designated for early-entry into the Park for guests with dining reservations. Bring your confirmation number with you. Cinderella's castle is located at the far end of Main Street, USA. There are often characters available for "Meet and Greets" near the flag pole once you enter the park. Depending on what time you get to the gates, you should have a little bit of time left to enjoy your stroll towards the beautiful castle.

    Enjoy your magical vacation,

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Meet the Panelist: Kaylene, Massachusetts

I'm a blessed Mom of five fabulous kids, a Disney Vacation Club member, and an Annual Passholder. I've stayed in every Disney Resort on property, and I've traveled to Walt Disney World Resort with infants, toddlers, tweens, teens, grandparents, and on countless multi-generational family vacations! Learn More About Kaylene

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