• On Jul 1, 2016
    Megan from AL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi Brandy! I have a breakfast reservation at Garden Grill at 8:20am.  do you think this reservation is early enough to eat, and make it out to be one of the first in line at Soarin?

    Hey, Megan! Thanks so much for stopping by to ask me your question. Soarin' is my family's favorite Epcot destination, and we cannot wait to see the all new international adventures awaiting us in this reimagined attraction.

    I have plans to dine at The Garden Grill in a few weeks. While I have not yet experienced first-hand the type of morning you have planned, I have been staying tuned to social media and keeping up with friends who have experienced it. What I have learned is that having a pre-park opening Advanced Dining Reservation for Garden Grill can often help Guests get to the queue quickly  for Soarin'; however, it can also have the opposite effect and lead you to miss out on the short wait. Guests are occasionally welcomed into the park earlier than the posted opening time. If this does happen, you may find yourself in the middle of enjoying Chip's Sticky Bun Bake as the morning's first Guests come rushing into the Land Pavilion!

    I would hate for you to miss a bite of that delicious breakfast or worse, miss out on greeting a favorite character, so I have a few tips for you. Keep watch on the Dining page for a time closer to the earliest 8:00 a.m. spot to improve your chances of making the dash to Soarin'. Something that has helped my family at other pre-park opening meals is to ask for your bill after you have completed your order, so you can pay quickly and leave at your convenience. Also, you can make Soarin' one of your FastPass+ selections, ensuring your family will have a great chance at completing your airborne adventure.

    I hope this helps you have a delicious morning at Epcot, Megan. Please stop by and visit us anytime with your questions.

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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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