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  • On Jul 23, 2019
    Gloria from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My grandson made reservations for the character breakfast in Disneyland at 7:40 am, but the park doesn’t open up for us until 8 am. Will they let us in early?

    Howdy, Gloria, and thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I’m so excited for your upcoming visit to the Happiest Place on Earth… you and your family are going to make so many special memories!

    Your grandson did a great job nabbing an early breakfast reservation at Minnie & Friends – Breakfast in the Park! It’s one of my family’s favorite Character Dining experiences at the Disneyland Resort. You’re going to love the wonderful Character interactions and delicious food. Not to worry about entering Disneyland Park early for your reservation! Here’s how it works: When you arrive at the Disneyland Park Main Entrance, there should be a Cast Member holding a sign for Dining Reservations, typically off to one side of the Main Entrance gates. Should you have any trouble finding this Cast Member, just ask any other Cast Member at the Main Entrance gates where Guests with reservations should line up for entry. Once you find the appropriate Cast Member, they’ll confirm your reservation and allow you into Disneyland Park, so you can head over to the Plaza Inn for your delicious breakfast experience!

    Then, once you’re done with your meal and Character fun, it’s off to the magic! You’ll already be at the end of Main Street, U.S.A., so you won’t have to worry about waiting in any lines at the Main Entrance gates, which is great! Have you thought about your route around the park yet? The first few hours after park opening are the perfect time to get your “must-do” attractions done! Here’s the Entertainment Schedule for your arrival day, so you can start planning now! 

    I also recommend downloading the Disneyland app, which is a great tool for checking wait times, finding your favorite Characters, making dining reservations, and using Disney MaxPass, which allows you to make digital Disney FASTPASS selections from your phone! 

    Wishing you a scrumptious breakfast and magical family adventures at the Disneyland Resort!
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Meet the Panelist: Kristin, California

Hello from sunny California! I currently live less than an hour from the Disneyland Resort, and have been an Annual Passholder for more than 20 years! As a mom of three kids under the age of 8, I consider myself an expert at navigating the Disneyland Resort with little ones. My family of five can’t get enough of the magic and happiness we encounter every time we step foot on Main Street, U.S.A. I look forward to sprinkling pixie dust on your next visit to the Happiest Place on Earth!

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