Mom And Daughter meeting Merida; girl in costume as Merida
  • On Jan 13, 2016
    Tiffany from CA 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 will be going to the parks in February. I checked the calendar and Disneyland doesn't open til 10am but I have character dining at 9:50am and I also wanted to buy the photo pass+. How can I do this if the park isn't even open?

    Hello Tiffany!

    Thanks so much for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I hope you are having a great week!

    If you have a reservation at a restaurant inside of Disneyland Park that is before the opening of the park, simply go to the entrance and show the Cast Member your reservation time. They should let you in to arrive at your Character Dining for your designated time. You will need your valid Park Ticket to gain entrance as well.

    While dining, for photos, simply ask the photographer for a PhotoPass card. After your meal you can then go to one of the location where they sell PhotoPass+ and when you purchase it, give them the card from your Character Dining. They will add those photos to your PhotoPass+ or show you how you can after your visit.

    I hope this helps and please let me know if you need anything else as you plan your visit!

    See you real soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Emily, Colorado

I’m a wife and mom to three boys, ages 15, 10 and 6. My youngest is autistic so I love helping other special needs families plan Disney vacations and show them that they, too, can have a magical time together. In addition to being a total Disney fanatic, I am also a blogger who enjoys fashion, shopping and knitting. Learn More About Emily

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