• On Jul 15, 2019
    Sarah 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.

    Hi. I have a breakfast booked at garden grill in Epcot for 8.10am. Will I be able to get into the park at this time to get to the restaurant as we are not staying at a Disney Resort or will I need to cancel the booking?

    Hi Sarah!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I love to make reservations for an early breakfast in a Walt Disney World theme park!  It's so lovely to enter the park early, before the crowds, and experience everything waking up for the day.  You can also enjoy taking some photos without anyone else inadvertently walking into the background of your picture.  Regardless of whether you are staying at a Disney Resort hotel or not, you will absolutely be allowed into the park early enough for your dining reservation.  I recommend you arrive at the Epcot security check at least 45 minutes before the time of your reservation, and make your way to the entrance with a sign for 'Guests with early dining reservations'.  The Cast Members will admit you into the park with plenty of time to make your 8.10am booking.

    Garden Grill Restaurant, located in The Land pavilion, is so unique as it rotates very slowly (really, really slowly - you barely notice the movement) providing you with an ever-changing view!  You will see many of the scenes from Living with the Land as the restaurant makes one full rotation as you enjoy your Chip 'n' Dale Harvest Feast breakfast.  

    Please come back and visit us if you have any further questions. We will be happy to help you plan your magical holiday to Walt Disney World, and keep your eye on the Disney Parks Blog for all the latest official news and updates on any events that may be happening during your stay.

    ~ Sue
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Meet the Panelist: Susan, United Kingdom

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