• On Feb 3, 2019
    Christina from NY 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 have 9:10 am breakfast reservations at Crystal Palace. Will we be able to enter the park a little early to make our reservation or will we have to wait for rope drop?

    Greetings Christina!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! My family loves early breakfast reservations inside the theme parks and The Crystal Palace is one of our very favorites! After all, what can be better than walking down Main Street, U.S.A. and seeing the iconic Cinderella Castle in a near empty park followed by a delicious breakfast with Winnie the Pooh and friends to start your day?

    You'll be happy to know that Guests with dining reservations will be allowed to enter the park early in order to make it to the restaurant on time. I do recommend arriving to the park at least 30 - 45 minutes prior to your dining reservation. Once you arrive at Magic Kingdom Park, be sure to look for the special entrance which will be marked for Guests with early breakfast reservations. If you don't see the designated area, you can ask any Cast Member, and he/she will be happy to direct you to the appropriate entrance. You'll need to verify that you do have a breakfast reservation so keep your confirmation number handy. I have found the timing can vary for when Cast Members release Guests to enter the park; however, we have always been given ample time to arrive at our dining location without having to rush. 

    I hope this is helpful, Christina. Let us know if you have any additional questions in the days leading up to your trip. We would love to assist you further in planning a magical vacation!

    Happy Planning,
thumbnail image for Jodie

Meet the Panelist: Jodie, Georgia

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

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please log in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.