Cinderella Castle 50th Day
  • On Feb 27, 2022
    Rochelle from TX 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 times do the parks open their parking lots? Thought if we got an early start we could eat breakfast in the car while we wait to get in line for rope drop. Staying on property so we are early entry eligible.

    Hiya Rochelle and welcome to planDisney!

    Mornings at the Walt Disney World Resort are my absolute favorite. It's something about a brand new sun shining on those iconic Beacons of Magic that just makes you feel like anything is possible. The parking lots of the Disney Parks tend to open roughly 45 minutes to an hour before your park of choice's official open time so you may have time for a quick fuel up in the car. You could run into a timing issue if the parking lot traffic is a little jammed and you're trying to get that extra 30 minutes of Early Theme Park Entry in. If early entry is the main goal I'd advise you to keep the breakfast light and easy with maybe a quick muffin or peanut butter and jelly sandwich to keep y'all from being too hangry. Perhaps you could plan for a late breakfast in whichever Disney Park you're visiting that day. That way you can knock out a few rides with that Early Theme Park Entry and then sit down for a meal to rest. 

    Pro tip: Utilize Mobile Food & Beverage Ordering. You can order meals at some of your favorite spots while waiting in line for your favorite rides. Talk about time management skills!

    Rochelle, I hope you have an awesome time at The Most Magical Place on Earth!

    Happy planning!

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Meet the Panelist: Taylor, Louisiana

Hey y'all! I'm a Louisiana Royal like Princess Tiana. I'm a musical theatre actress with a love for all things Disney. My multigenerational family can be found in the Disney Parks with a party of 10 or more, including my beloved goddaughter. Careful! She'll run you over on her way to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad! It's going to be a thrill making magic with you. Happy planning y'all! Learn More About Taylor

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