• On Feb 25, 2019
    Veronica from TX 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.

    How do you get to an early dinning reservation that is booked before the park opens. Say the reservation is at 8:30 but the park does not open until 9

    Hi, there!
     Veronica, I'm so pleased to hear you'll be visiting the Walt Disney World Resort this Spring. Magic will be blooming all around you!

     I love early morning dining reservations. My family always plans a few during our weeklong stays! When we enjoy a hearty breakfast before the theme park opens, we're not "eating up" our precious park time. 

     If you have a breakfast reservation before the theme park officially opens, getting there is no problem! Transportation is generally available 30-60 minutes prior to park opening, but in my family's experience, we've always been able to hop on a bus closer to 90-minutes prior. To be sure transportation will be available to get you to your reservation on time, I recommend chatting with the concierge at your Resort hotel the day before. If complimentary transportation will not be available early enough, not to fret! Simply hail a convenient and cute Minnie Van using the Lyft app. When you arrive at the theme park, you'll see a sign for Guests with early morning reservations. Simply head over there, check-in with the Cast Member, and you'll be all set!

     When my family and I have a reservation before the park opens, I like to plan on getting to the gate with plenty of time to spare. This gives us a chance to take our time walking to the dining location and even snap a family photo in a mostly-empty park!

     Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Veronica. Please let us know if you have any other questions!

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all-things-Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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