Little girl on dad's shoulders in front of Cinderella Castle
  • On Jul 18, 2023
    James from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If I stay offsite and have the earliest appointment 8am for bibidi boutique and Cinderella castle, what can I do to ensure I can get through parking and the toll quickly at the entrance of the parking lot? Does the lot open early or a separate lane for us?

    Royal greetings, James!

    Welcome back to planDisney. We're delighted that you've returned with another fantastic Walt Disney World Resort vacation planning question! I'm thrilled to hear that you were able to secure an early morning appointment with Fairy Godmother's Apprentices at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, James. This experience will provide special memories (and undoubtedly precious photos) to last a lifetime!

    Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Magic Kingdom Park often opens even before the Disney Resort hotel Guest early theme park entry period begins, James. I spoke with a helpful Cast Member who informed me that parking at the Transportation & Ticket Center (Magic Kingdom Park parking) becomes available approximately one hour before early theme park entry starts. If early theme park entry starts at 8:30 a.m. and your reservation is at 8:00 a.m., I'd aim to park my vehicle and start walking to the entrance by 7:30 a.m.

    Once you arrive at the main entrance to Magic Kingdom Park, look for a Cast Member directing Guests with early reservations. If you have any questions or don't see a sign, feel free to reach out to any Cast Member nearby, let them know about your early reservation, and ask for directions! Once your admission and reservation have been validated, you'll be allowed to enter Magic Kingdom Park even before the early theme park entry period begins. (This will make for some pretty magical photos on a mostly-empty Main Street, U.S.A.!) Once you're inside the theme park, you should be able to reach Cinderella Castle within ten minutes, ready to check in at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique for a royal transformation!

    James, have you considered booking a Capture Your Moment photo session after your Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique reservation? These personalized 20-minute sessions with a professional Disney PhotoPass photographer provide Guests with stunning keepsake photos with Cinderella Castle as the backdrop! This Enchanting Extras Collection experience can be booked online up to 60 days in advance.

    I hope you've found this information helpful, James. I'm wishing you a pixie-dusted visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth! If you have any additional planning questions, please feel free to revisit us at planDisney anytime. We're here to help you make magical vacation memories!

    Enchantment awaits,

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Hello friends! I'm Lauren M. from the Mitten State. I'm a mom, scientist, runDisney enthusiast, Disney Vacation Club Member, and self-proclaimed connoisseur of Disney snacks! For my family, it's a mix of both new and nostalgic that keeps us returning to the Walt Disney World Resort year after year. Throughout my life, I've been fortunate enough to experience many milestones and unforgettable moments at Disney Destinations and I can't wait to help you make magical vacation memories of your own! Learn More About Lauren

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