• On Oct 22, 2019
    Melissa from SC 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.

    Just booked a reservation at Cinderella’s Royal Table for 9:05am on a day without extra magic hours in 2020. What time should I arrive at the park and can I get in early to ensure we are at the restaurant on time?

    Hi, there!

     Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Melissa. We're so glad you stopped by!

     Congratulations on scoring a dining reservation at Cinderella's Royal Table. This fan-favorite restaurant books to capacity quite quickly, and with good reason! Guests with reservations are welcomed by Cinderella in the beautiful Grand Hall before being escorted to the Banquet Hall for a feast with character; royal character, to be exact. The fare is fare-y tale worthy, but even better is the enchanting company of beloved Disney Princesses!

     I recommend arriving to Magic Kingdom Park at least 30 minutes prior to your reservation. You'll see a Cast Member standing near the entrance with a sign for Guests with breakfast reservations. Check-in with that Cast Member who will verify your reservation and let you know how early you can enter the theme park. I can't say for sure how early you'll be allowed entry, but I can tell you that the friendly Cast Members at the gate will ensure you make it to your reservation on time. You should even have a few minutes to snap some photos in front of Cinderella Castle on your way to your reservation!

     Melissa, oftentimes Main Street, U.S.A. opens as early as an hour before official park opening. Guests are welcome to shop at one of the retail locations or stop in Starbucks for a caffeine-fix at that time. When the park officially opens, Guests may leave Main Street, U.S.A. and head for one of the themed lands. If Main Street, U.S.A. opens early the morning of your reservation, you'll find the Cast Member with the breakfast reservation sign standing just to the left of Cinderella Castle. 

     I hope this was helpful, Melissa. Please visit us again soon with any new questions you may have about your Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all-things-Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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