• On Aug 16, 2018
    Cynthia from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hooray! I booked a 8:05AM reservation for Be Our Guest when the Magic Kingdom opens at 9! But I'm not staying on the monorail loop. What's the best way to get to the park early since I've heard monorails start running only 1hr before opening?

    Hi Cynthia,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I am doing a collective happy dance with you. Hooray for booking that pre-park opening breakfast reservation at Be Our Guest Restaurant!

    I suggest that you use Minnie Van™ Service. On our last visit, we absolutely loved this service when trying to get to pre-park opening dining reservations. Download the Lyft mobile app and then when it is time to order your vehicle, select Minnie Van™. The drivers were prompt and courteous with some fabulous stories about their time working for the Walt Disney World Resort. We never waited more than five minutes for a pick-up and traveled directly to the theme parks.

    With Be Our Guest breakfast (or lunch), definitely take advantage of the Order Ahead option. If you do not, you could lose valuable time standing in line waiting to order. If you Order Ahead, you will go right in, select a table and a cast member will bring your food to you. This is very important if your plan is to eat quickly, then go ride Seven Dwarfs Mine Train before the crowds arrive. On our last visit, we finished by 8:40 a.m. and were able to ride twice before the crowd descended!

    Cynthia, we adore this restaurant. Remember to take a few photos on your way to breakfast - those early morning pictures, in an almost empty park, make me happy!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,

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Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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