• On May 28, 2018
    Andrea from GA 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.

    If a dining reservation is at 9:30am in a Park that opens at 9:00am are you allowed to enter before 9:00am? Thanks!

    Hi Andrea,

    I hope that you had fun making all of your dining reservations and are looking forward to your November visit! That's one of my favorite times of year to visit. The decorations, the music, the special events...you'll just love experiencing the joy of the holidays at the most magical place on earth!

    With a dining reservation at 9:30 a.m., you'll want to arrive at the restaurant by 9:15 a.m. If the theme park opens at 9:00 a.m., that should allow you plenty of time to make it to the restaurant in time, so you likely will have to wait to enter the theme park when it opens. However, there will be an entrance gate specifically for Guests with early morning dining reservations and I'd definitely suggest politely sharing with the Cast Member there that you have a 9:30 a.m. reservation and asking if you may enter early. While I would expect that they'll have you wait to enter the park when it opens, there's always a chance that you'll be granted a little bit of pixie dust and find that you may enter early.

    Thanks so much for visiting us at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Andrea, and please let us know if you have any other questions as you're planning your trip. We're always happy to help! I hope that you have a truly magical...and delicious...vacation!

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