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  • On Sep 22, 2022
    Christina from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How can I make it to an 8 am character breakfast at the plaza inn? Can I get into the park early? If so how?

    Hiya, Christina!

    I love “Minnie & Friends – Breakfast in the Park.” The fun interactions with favorite Disney pals and delicious food makes for a truly magical way to start your visit to the Disneyland Resort.

    I recommend that Guests with early-morning dining reservations at Disneyland Park arrive at the park about 30 minutes before the park opens. Around that time, Cast Members at the park entrance turnstiles typically begin allowing visitors into the park. Most Guests will stroll down Main Street, U.S.A. toward the entrances to the other lands of Disneyland Park. There they will await the official opening of the whole of the park. Many Guests refer to this as “rope drop.” That is when ropes across the openings of the lands will be lowered to allow Guests to enjoy their magical visit. You will be able to walk to the end of Main Street, U.S.A., where you’ll find the entrance of Plaza Inn.

    Tony’s Tip: Guests of the three Disneyland Resort Hotels may enjoy access to select attractions as early as 30 minutes before the regular park opening time. This is one of the many benefits of a stay at a Disneyland Resort Hotel. During my last visit to the Disneyland Resort, on-site hotel Guests were able to enter Tomorrowland through the path in front of Plaza Inn where Cast Members verified hotel room keys. At the official park opening hour, that path will be cleared and accessible to all Guests, including those checking in at Plaza Inn.

    Have a magical time and enjoy a Mickey waffle for me, Christina!

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Meet the Panelist: Tony, Utah

Coming to you from the Beehive State, I’m a Disney-loving dad and husband, buzzing with excitement to share advice and tips for making your Disneyland Resort vacation as magical as possible! I’m excited to help you discover the storytelling magic of the “Happiest Place on Earth!” Learn More About Tony

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