• On Aug 1, 2019
    Lucy from Essex 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 a character breakfast booked at Garden Grill before Epcot opening. Any tips on how to get into the park, avoiding the rope drop queues? Is there a separate access queue / area for pre-park opening ADRs?

    Hi Lucy! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    You are SO close to your Walt Disney World Resort holiday! How excited are you?! I love that you have chosen Garden Grill Restaurant as one of your dining reservations. It is one of my absolute favorites, especially for early morning breakfast reservations. I think you will love it, too!

    I have good news for you! You shouldn't have any trouble at all when it comes to entering Epcot for your dining reservation before the theme park's opening hours. In my experience, there is always a line that is designated just for those with breakfast reservations. When you approach the entrance to Epcot, simply look for a sign that mentions breakfast reservations and the Cast Members there will assist you with entering the theme park. You will scan your valid theme park ticket or MagicBand to enter the theme park and the Cast Member will verify your dining reservation in their system. Once in, you can head straight to The Land Pavilion to check-in for your yummy breakfast!

    I hope you have the BEST visit, Lucy! Please let us know if you have any other questions.

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Meet the Panelist: Tabitha, Tennessee

Hello all! I'm a happily married, proud mom to two young children, and I love to plan trips to Walt Disney World Resort. One of my favorite things about taking a Disney Parks vacation is that there is always something new and wonderful to discover, no matter if this is your first trip or if you visit multiple times per year. I'm excited to help you plan your next adventure!
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