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Old 02-22-2012, 08:59 AM   #1
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tips on getting in as early as poss for 8am adr

i have read some people are let in 30min+ befroe their 8:05am ADR at MK (when MK opens at 9am)...but that normally you are let into MK only 15min prior to 8:05. Any suggestions or tips on how to get into MK as EARLy as possible? What do the people allowed in more than 15min in advance do/say to get CM to let them in so early??
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:58 AM   #3
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Honestly, I really doubt you'll be able to get in 30 mins. before the first ADR time of the morning. We've had many 8:05 ADR's and we're usually let in around 10 mins before that. There's just a line for all the ADR ppl., so it's not like each person will talk to a CM or anything.
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Honestly, I really doubt you'll be able to get in 30 mins. before the first ADR time of the morning. We've had many 8:05 ADR's and we're usually let in around 10 mins before that. There's just a line for all the ADR ppl., so it's not like each person will talk to a CM or anything.
This has been our experience. 15 minutes is more than ample time to walk to either of the places that are open at MK prior to RD. That will give you an extra 5-10 minutes to take pictures I don't see them allowing you much more time than that to roam the unopened park.

At Epcot and AK the pre RD resteraunts are futher back in the park and require more time to walk to them. DHS it's pretty close to the entrance so I'm not sure why they would allow more than 15 minutes there either but we havn't eaten at H&V in about 10 years now so I don't remember what time we got in.
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:16 AM   #5
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so how early should I aim to be at MK to be front of the line of the early ADR ppl?
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:05 PM   #6
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I suppose as early as you want to get there. I personally think rushing to be at the front of the line is crazy but that's just me. I THINK transportation begins one hour early so if you're going have to rely on WDW transportation, you're going to have to take that into consideration.

We had an ADR of 8:30 on our last trip for CP and were allowed in at 8:15 and honestly the park was DEAD. It was so neat. If you get an 8:05 and are allowed in 15 minutes early you will be fine getting that dead-park experience IMO.
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