• On Jan 9, 2019
    Anna from NC 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.

    Hi! My family and I are choosing to stay off-property. If we have a reservation at 8 am at a park, can we still get into the park for that reservation even if we don't have access to early magic hours? Or is pre-opening dining exclusive?

    Hi Anna, and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel with such a great question!

    Having an early breakfast inside a Theme Park is one of my favorite things to do at the Walt Disney World Resort, and I am happy to tell you that you can enter the Theme Parks as long as you have a reservation

    The Be Our Guest Restaurant is my favorite place to start a day at Magic Kingdom Park, whereas Tusker House is my choice to begin my adventure at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. 

    Magical Tip: One of my favorite things to do when I enter the Theme Parks early is to have my photos taken by the Disney PhotoPass photographers and add them to my Memory Maker - the Theme Parks are usually emptier in the morning and you can grab great pictures by Cinderella's Castle with your group.

    Please come back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel if you need any help or advice to make your next Walt Disney World Vacation even more wonderful. We love to help! 

    May the magic be with you!

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Meet the Panelist: Julie, California

Hi! I am Julie, a Brazilian brand strategist, and amateur cook. I grew up in Brazil, but I currently live in California. I dreamed of visiting the Disneyland Resort and the Walt Disney World Resort since I was a little girl and now I love to help others enjoy the magic as much as I do. Being an all-things-Disney nerd and Disney Vacation Club member, I'm here to help you find the perfect hotels, park events, and seasonal festivals to make your trip a memory to cherish forever! Learn More About Julie

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