• On Oct 24, 2016
    John from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    We have 8:00 tour at Magic Kingdom (staying at All-Star Music resort) and have to check in by 7:45. Is there a special entrance we use?

    Welcome to Disney Parks Moms Panel, John!

    Great question!

    When you arrive at Magic Kingdom Park for a reservation that takes place prior to park open, simply look for the Cast Member who is directing guests with reservations at that time; there should be a sign at that area as well.

    The rest of the guests will wait in line to enter the park when it opens, many of whom will be there to enjoy Magic Kingdom Welcome Show--it's a crowd favorite and is really a hoot to watch. Guests with Magic Kingdom tours or Advanced Dining Reservations, however, will be directed to one side of the entrance area. You'll tell the Cast Member there your name and which reservations you have arrived to attend, at which point you'll be allowed to enter Magic Kingdom.

    Now, if you can, arrive even earlier than 7:45, as you may want to stop and take some photos of the always-gorgeous Main Street U.S.A. before crowds enter. Truly, this is a beautiful sight, one that many guests do not get to see, too, so allow yourself a few minutes to take it all in and snap a selfie or two while you do.

    Have a magical stay, John!

    Be sure to send more questions as you plan, too; we love to help!

    Andrea H
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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