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  • On Mar 20, 2024
    Annemarie from ON Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What time does Guest Services outside of Magic Kingdom open? I am hoping to use Early Entry but need to Validate my Canadian Resident ticket before I can enter the park.

    Hello AnneMarie!

    I'm so glad to welcome you to planDisney today. Your trip is less than a month away and I know you must be SO excited to get the magic started.

    I'm happy to hear you were able to take advantage of the latest Canada Resident Ticker offer. As you know, guests will need to show proof of residency to activate these tickets. You can stop by the Guest Relations window at the main entrance to any of the theme parks on the first date of your visit, or head to the Disney Ticket Center at Disney Springs before your first park day. This is a perfect activity on your arrival day since you can validate your tickets and enjoy a delicious meal and entertainment without taking time from a busy park morning. 

    If you won't be arriving on-site until late in the evening or would rather not visit Disney Springs you'll be glad to know that someone will be available to assist you before Early Theme Park Entry. I chatted with a helpful Cast Member just now who confirmed that the ticket windows typically open 1 hour before park opening. So grab that coffee, head over to Magic Kingdom Park with your documentation, and get ready to enjoy your magical day!

    When I visit Magic Kingdom Park I like to head straight to Fantasyland to get a head start on my favorite classic attractions. I also usually purchase Disney Genie+ Service and select Space Mountain as my first Lightning Lane selection at 7 a.m. By the time I've finished, I'm ready for a snack. We usually opt for a Warm Cinnamon Roll from Gaston's Tavern or place a Mobile Order for an order of Sausage and Gravy Tots from The Friar's Nook. Once we've fueled up, we head over toward the other side of the park to tackle Big Thunder Mountain Railroad or a spooky spin on Haunted Mansion.

    I'm sure you'll plan a touring schedule that's practically perfect but please don't hesitate to stop back if you have additional questions. We're always glad to help!

    Magic and memories,
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Hi, I'm Amy- a proud wife, mom, and Disney adult. I'm a natural planner with a flair for the creative, always looking for ways to add a little magical sparkle to our family's day-to-day happenings and once-in-a lifetime moments. You'll find me and my crew visiting the parks from rope drop to close and packing in as much magic as possible to each day of our Walt Disney World Resort vacation. From dining to photo spots and all the details in between, you've got a friend in me! Learn More About Amy

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