Crystal Palace
  • On Sep 19, 2023
    Kaylee from IL 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 do the Magic Kingdom parking lots open on a day when the park opens at 8:30 for early entry? In addition, do ubers need to wait in line at the toll plaza at Magic Kingdom? My mom and I have an 8:05 reservation at crystal palace.

    Hi Kaylee, welcome to planDisney!

    What a wonderful way to begin your day at Magic Kingdom Park!  The Crystal Palace is one of my family's favorite breakfast locations.  Not only is the food delicious, and very filling, but Pooh and Friends are so much fun!

    The Transportation and Ticket Center typically opens 60 minutes before Early Theme Park Entry at Magic Kingdom Park. In your scenario, Early Entry begins at 8:30 a.m. so you should be able to access parking by 7:30 a.m.  A rideshare service, such as Uber, will also utilize the Transportation and Ticket Center when dropping off guests.  If you decide to use Uber, another idea is to have the drop-off location be at Disney's Contemporary Resort.  From there you can walk to Magic Kingdom Park on the designated walking path which will take approximately 10 minutes.

    If you are staying at a Disney Resort Hotel, you can also use the complimentary bus transportation.  This is what our family typically does and we have yet to be late for breakfast. I would suggest stopping by the front desk the day before your early morning breakfast and a cast member will let you know when to expect the first bus. 

    Regardless of how you decide to travel to Magic Kingdom Park, once you are there, look for the cast member holding a tall sign for early breakfast reservations.  Typically, there is a designated turnstile that is used to enter the park for guests with these reservations.  Once you are in Magic Kingdom Park, you will be able to enjoy a beautiful stroll down Main Street, U.S.A.  PhotoPass photographers will be available so this is a great time to get a picture in front of Cinderella Castle without a crowd in the background.

    Kaylee, I hope you and your mom have a magical vacation and enjoy your breakfast at The Crystal Palace!
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Connecticut

Hello! I’m Diane from Connecticut. I am a retired project manager and I'm married with three grown children.  My family enjoys traveling to Walt Disney World and believe Disney vacations are like snowflakes in the Northeast, no two are the same! Learn More About Diane

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