• On Mar 13, 2019
    Jenna from IA 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.

    If we are staying offsite and want to get to the Magic Kingdom 45 minutes before it opens, will we have to walk from the parking lot or taxi drop off to the gate? How far of a walk is it?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Jenna! 

    It sounds like we have a lot in common because I also like being at Magic Kingdom Park bright and early. You can walk down Main Street U.S.A. and take in the sights and smells, take a few pictures in front of Cinderella Castle while guests are still filtering in for the day, and then be in place to make your way to your favorite attraction as soon as it opens. Getting there early is some of my best advice for guests who want to see and do it all!

    If you're staying offsite, I would recommend driving or using a rideshare or taxi service to get to Walt Disney World Resort. You'll be dropped off at the Transportation and Ticket Center where you can either catch the monorail or the ferry boat to take you to Magic Kingdom Park. From there, it's a very short walk to the entrance and you'll be browsing Mickey Mouse ears at the Emporium before you can say "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious"! When you're leaving, you can repeat that process in reverse to get back to the Transportation and Ticket Center and either head back to your car or have your rideshare or taxi pick you up there.

    There is transportation available to all of the theme parks and Resort hotels at Walt Disney World Resort, and the best part is it's complimentary! Another transportation option will be added this fall with the Disney Skyliner, making getting around even for guests to get where they want to go. 

    Have a magical day, Jenna!

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Meet the Panelist: Jessica, Texas

I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our three rescue animals. We are Disney Parks-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World Resort instead! I'm thrilled to be on the planDisney Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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