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  • On Dec 2, 2019
    Melanie from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I have a character breakfast reservation at 8:10 am at the Plaza Inn and the park opens 8am, is there a way to get in before the park opening to make sure we don't miss our reservation?

    Hiya, Melanie, and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I’m so excited for your upcoming visit to the Disneyland Resort

    Yes, I’m happy to report that there’s a system in place to help ensure you will arrive at the Plaza Inn on time for your early breakfast reservation at “Minnie & Friends – Breakfast in the Park.” This is my favorite Character Dining experience at the Disneyland Resort! So, here’s how it works: When you arrive at the Disneyland Park Main Entrance, look out for a Cast Member with a “Dining Reservations” sign. This Cast Member is typically located off to one side of the Main Entrance gates. Once you find the appropriate Cast Member, they will confirm your reservation and allow you to enter Disneyland Park with your valid theme-park admission. Head straight to the Plaza Inn, and get ready for a magical, memorable, and delicious meal! I recommend bringing an autograph book and pen so you and your family can nab autographs from all your favorite Characters!

    I also recommend downloading the Disneyland app before your arrival – it’s my favorite handy helper in the theme parks! I enjoy using the app to check attraction wait times, make dining reservations, find favorite Characters, and mobile order food and drinks. Mobile ordering has saved my family from many toddler meltdowns in the past! If it works within your budget, I recommend adding Disney MaxPass to your tickets – it’s the best way to maximize your time in the parks. With MaxPass, you’re able to make Disney FASTPASS selections from the convenience of your phone. Plus, MaxPass also includes unlimited digital downloads of your Disney PhotoPass pictures. These pictures can also be viewed through the Disneyland app! 

    Wishing you many magical adventures at the Happiest Place on Earth, Melanie!
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Meet the Panelist: Kristin, California

Hello from sunny California! I currently live less than an hour from the Disneyland Resort, and have been an Annual Passholder for more than 20 years! As a mom of three kids under the age of 8, I consider myself an expert at navigating the Disneyland Resort with little ones. My family of five can’t get enough of the magic and happiness we encounter every time we step foot on Main Street, U.S.A. I look forward to sprinkling pixie dust on your next visit to the Happiest Place on Earth!

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