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  • On May 4, 2022
    Katy from GA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! I want to eat breakfast at my resort (port orleans riverside) before taking advantage of early park entry at Animal Kingdom. Is this possible?

    Hey there Katy and welcome to planDisney!

    You're exactly 1 month away from your visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth! And of course, you'll want to know the ins and outs of how to fuel up for a day in the Disney Parks. So I did a bit of research and found that Riverside Mill Food Court at Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside is currently listing its opening time for your arrival date as 7 a.m. Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park is currently listing its June Early Theme Park Entry time as 7:30 am. Considering you'll still have to factor in travel time from the resort to the theme park, I don't think you'll be able to get the full benefit of that extra 30 minutes of park time if you stop in to dine first. Let me share with you what I usually do instead to maximize my time!

    Think about doing an online grocery delivery order to your hotel that includes some no-fuss breakfast items. I usually go for fruit, muffins, cereal, etc. You know, the kinds of things you can eat quickly or walk to the bus with and that will keep that hangry feeling at bay. Once you've arrived at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park take advantage of at least 1 or 2 attractions that would typically have a high wait time ( I'm looking at you Avatar Flight of Passage). With that all done, it's time to eat something a bit heartier. Yak & Yeti Local Foods Cafe for a delightful breakfast in Asia! A breakfast bowl with bacon from this Quick Service location sounds like just the thing to keep me going. 

    Katy, while dining at your resort pre- Early Theme Park Entry is a bit tight to manage, you'll still be able to get your grub on at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. If you have any other questions, feel free to stop by for another chat! 

    Hakuna Matata,

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Meet the Panelist: Taylor, Louisiana

Hey y'all! I'm a Louisiana Royal like Princess Tiana. I'm a musical theatre actress with a love for all things Disney. My multigenerational family can be found in the Disney Parks with a party of 10 or more, including my beloved goddaughter. Careful! She'll run you over on her way to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad! It's going to be a thrill making magic with you. Happy planning y'all! Learn More About Taylor

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