• On Feb 12, 2019
    Kim from GA 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.

    What time do the parking lots open if the park opens at 9:00 a.m.?

    Hey, Kim and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I am so excited for another Georgian to head down to my second home at the place "where dreams come true."

    Some people like to show up to the theme parks late and some people like to show up early. You, Kim, are an uber fan and want to know the earliest possible time to arrive at the theme park parking lots. Times vary from theme park to theme park but in general, they are open about 2 hours prior to official theme park opening time. So if Magic Kingdom Park opens at 9:00 AM, you should be able to pass through the toll plaza on your magic carpet or flying elephant around 7:00 AM without any issues.

    Disney Dad Tip: All the theme park parking lots are very close to the main entrance with the exception of the Transportation and Ticket Center of Magic Kingdom Park. From here you will either need to take the ferryboat or Resort Monorail to the entrance of the "Most Magical Place on Earth." This may add 15-20 minutes of additional time.

    Kim, enjoy making Many Magical Memories.

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Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a Disney Dad raising two fantastic boys with my wife. We love the hidden treasures found on both coasts at the "Happiest Place on Earth" and "Most Magical Place on Earth."  I am so excited to share my "yEARS" of pixie-dust covered experiences with you while planning your Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

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