Character Dining with Donald Duck; Tusker House Restaurant; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Dec 13, 2023
    Emily from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! I booked a restaurant reservation at 8:30am. I realize that this is right when the park opens. Is early admission permitted to us in order to not be late to our reservation?

    Hi there, Emily!

    It's great to see you at planDisney! 

    As someone who plans their Walt Disney World Resort vacation days around the delectable delights they will eat, I’m so glad you brought your excellent question to us. 

    I love early-morning dining reservations, especially if they involve meeting characters! Character Dining is one of my favorites because it’s a great way to meet some of your favorite pals without waiting in a queue. They come to you, AND you get to savor a delicious meal; it’s a win/win situation for everyone!

    I’m happy to discuss your early morning advance dining reservation with you! As you enter the theme park, you’ll see signs displaying where to go if you’re a Guest visiting with Early Theme Park Entry or for Guests with dining reservations. These signs will lead you to Cast Members verifying your reservation and then letting you head to your dining location. Hooray! 

    Once you’re through enjoying your meal and you find regular operating hours to have begun, you can head straight to the attractions! I love that you can maximize your time at the theme parks this way. 

    Wishing you an enchanting visit, Emily!

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Meet the Panelist: Aena, Texas

Hi friends! Consider me your own Fairy Godmother, full of helpful tips to make your Walt Disney World Resort vacation magical. I'm Aena, wife to my Prince Charming, mom to future Imagineers, and forever a kid at heart. I call Walt Disney World...I mean, Texas home, and spend my time singing Disney tunes. One of my favorite things to do is to stay on property and explore everything the resorts have to offer. I'd love to help you find the best Instagram-worthy spots for your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Aena

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