• On Oct 12, 2020
    Joy from MN 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 the parking lot open for the transportation center? And what time does the monorail or boats to Magic Kingdom start departing from the transportation center?

    Hi there Joy, and welcome to planDisney!

    Your Walt Disney World Resort vacation begins tomorrow!  You must be so excited.  I'll be happy to answer your questions and help you get all those final details into place.

    During the phased reopening of Walt Disney World Resort, numerous health and safety measures have been implemented, resulting in some operational changes.  To promote physical distancing and alleviate possible congestion, transportation to Magic Kingdom Park begins operating closer to official park opening time than it may have in the past.

    The parking area for Magic Kingdom Park at the Transportation and Ticket Center opens approximately 45 minutes before the posted park opening time.  Guests arriving via car prior to the parking lot opening will be directed to follow the roadway leading away from Magic Kingdom Park.  If you arrive too early, you may find yourself circling for a while!

    Once parked, Guests will undergo temperature and security screening at the Transportation and Ticket Center prior to boarding transportation.  Currently, the Express Monorail and the Ferryboat officially begin operating 30 minutes prior to park open.  Sometimes they begin slightly earlier than that so Guests arrive at the entrance to Magic Kingdom Park approximately 30 minutes prior to opening.

    Although the Resort Monorail usually begins transporting Guests as early as 7:00 am, it will not stop at Magic Kingdom Park until 30 minutes prior to park opening.

    I hope that helps!  Please let us know if you have any additional questions.  Enjoy your visit!

    Anne Marie
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Meet the Panelist: Anne Marie, Illinois

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