• On Aug 11, 2016
    Laurie from LA 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.

    Have ADR at BOG 12/1 at 830a and park opens at 9a.I am still trying to get an ADR closer to 8a in order to eat and get in line for ride before park opens. If I am unable to do so, how early can we arrive to park and be admitted and when would we be seated?

    Hi Laurie! Congratulations on grabbing a very popular reservation at Be Our Guest Restaurant in the Magic Kingdom.

    Generally, they will begin to let guests enter the park around 7:45 when they have early reservations. However, most restaurants will not let you check in for your reservation beyond 15 minutes ahead of your time. It never hurts to try but be prepared to wait until it is closer to your 8:30 reservation.

    Going through the process of ordering and then waiting for your food will take some time. You certainly don't want to rush eating once you get the food and feel poorly the rest of the day. Although the park announces they will open at 9am they will actually hold the rope drop ceremony closer to 8:45 and when that is finished all guests are allowed to enter the park. So it is actually before 9am when attractions start gathering lines.

    Last year we had early breakfast at Be Our Guest and I thought we had plenty of time to ride the Mine Train when we left the restaurant at 9am. Making the short walk to the attraction from the restaurant I found a 45 minute wait already in place and was very surprised and disappointed. I hope you are able to have some luck to get to your favorite attraction before the crowds descend upon it!
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