Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jun 11, 2013
    Tonya 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.

    We want to have breakfast in Epcot at Akershus Banquet on Dec. 23. I was thinking 8am, I know the park doesn't open until after. What can be done in the park before it opens? Thank you

    Hi there Tonya! How exciting you will be visiting the "Happiest Place on Earth" during the holiday season! Unfortunately, the Epcot park hours are not available for December 23, 2013 at this time. Follow this link to view the park hours and calendar. Check back periodically as the park hours for December 23, 2013 should be available soon. When guests are allowed early entry for an Advanced DIning Reservation, there are traditionally no attractions open prior to official park opening unless Morning Extra Magic Hours are offered in that park. Only guests staying at a Walt Disney World Resort are able to take advantage of Extra Magic Hours. However, with an Advanced Dining Reservation to Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in the Norway Pavilion, you would be granted early entry into Epcot. With that being said, this would be a great opportunity to take a few pictures when the park is not crowded. Based on my own personal experience, I believe you will find the park to be open following your breakfast if you book an Advanced DIning Reservation for 8:00 a.m. I hope this was the information you were looking for. Please don't hesitate to write me back if you have any additional questions that I can assist you with. Best wishes for a magical and merry trip, Tonya!
    Happy Planning,
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Hey, y'all! I'm the mother of four amazing kids and wife to my very own Prince Charming!  After working as a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, I recently traded in my scrubs to work as a Physician Recruiter for my local hospital. My friends call me the "Queen of Disney," and I would love to put all my experiences and knowledge to work in order to assist you in planning a magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Jodie

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