Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Jan 5, 2012
    Tammy from NC 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 reservations at CP for 8:25 on a day the park opens at 9. We are staying onsite at Ft. Wilderness. What time does the boat to take us to MK start? And if it is 8:00 is that enough time? Thanks!

    Hi Tammy!

    I enjoy eating at The Crystal Palace, it is in such a beautiful setting, especially before the Magic Kingdom theme park opens.

    The boats do start operating an hour before the park opens, which in your case would be 8.00 a.m.  I have never stayed at Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, but often stay at Wilderness Lodge which is nearby, also on Bay Lake.  I would allow 15-20 minutes for your boat ride to Magic Kingdom once you are actually onboard the boat.  If you are onboard the first boat at 8.00 a.m., you will probably arrive at Magic Kingdom by 8.20 a.m. , then you will have to walk to the entrance, and then along Main Street USA, to arrive at the podium at The Crystal Palace at least 5 minutes prior to your dining reservation.

    I think it might be a safer option to take a taxi that day, in order to arrive at a comfortable time.

    Enjoy your dining experience at The Crystal Palace!

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Hi, I'm Sue from England, and am very proud to be a member of the 2012 Walt Disney World Moms Panel. I love visiting Walt Disney World and I look forward to answering your questions when you are planning your magical vacation to Walt Disney World. Learn More About Susan

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