Crystal Palace
  • On Sep 10, 2023
    Larry from KY 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/tickets and transportation, and ferries or monorail begin running for a non resort guest to Magic Kingdom? We have an 8:15 am reservation for Crystal Palace on 9/27 and we’re not sure how early we can get into the park lot.

    Hi Larry,

    How exciting ~ your vacation is just a couple of weeks away!  It looks like all of your plans are made, and you are putting the finishing touches on your itinerary.  I am the "vacation planner" in my family and so I can relate to how you are paying attention to all the little details and making final plans for getting your gang to where they need to be.

    The Crystal Palace is a favorite of mine, too!  Celebrating Friendship Day with Pooh & The Gang and eating my fill of churro Mickey waffles is the best way to start my day.  You will be happy to know that on the date you will be visiting Magic Kingdom Park, the parking lot at the Transportation and Ticket Center will open one hour before Early Entry begins at 8:30 AM.  Therefore, you should be able to park beginning at 7:30 AM at the Transportation and Ticket Center and from there you can take a Magic Kingdom Ferryboat to the Magic Kingdom Park.  The Express Monorail, which transports Guests from the Transportation and Ticket Center to Magic Kingdom Park, will begin running at 8:00 AM and it typically starts transporting Guests 30 minutes before theme park opening.  Since you have advanced dining reservations at 8:15 AM, I recommend taking the Magic Kingdom Ferryboat after you park as this will most likely be your quickest option.

    Thank you for stopping by planDisney!  As you continue with your final vacation plans, please come back and ask all of your Disney vacation planning questions here.  We are always excited to help you plan your next Magical adventure.

    See Ya Real Soon,
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