• On Aug 1, 2019
    Emily 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.

    I'm bringing my daughter on August 11th and 12th. I was able to make a reservation at Plaza Inn for the character breakfast at 8:50 AM on the 12th, but now I see that the park doesn't open until 9 AM that day. How will I be able to get in?

    Hi there, Emily! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    I love helping my fellow Californians make plans for their next visit to the Happiest Place on Earth! First off, congratulations on nabbing a reservation for my favorite Character Dining experience, “Minnie & Friends – Breakfast in the Park” at Plaza Inn! This hearty, all-you-care-to-enjoy buffet includes morning favorites such as Mickey waffles, French toast, and even made-to-order omelets… yum! 

    I’m happy to report that you won’t have a problem entering the park in time for your 8:50 AM reservation, despite Disneyland Park not opening until 9:00 AM that day. When you arrive at the entrance to Disneyland Park, look for a sign at the turnstiles announcing early dining reservations. Or, just ask a Cast Member where to go for early dining reservations if you don’t see a sign. Normally, there’s a Cast Member at the park entrance with a list of Guests with breakfast reservations that day. It’s a good idea to have your valid theme-park tickets and dining reservation confirmation number handy when you check in!

    Here’s the Entertainment Schedule for your arrival day so you can start mapping out the magic! I’m so excited that you’ll get to experience the limited-time return of the Main Street Electrical Parade! Also, have you been to Pixar Pier lately? I recommend stopping by Jessie’s Critter Carousel, Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind, and Toy Story Midway Mania! You may even spot Bo Peep out front for a fun meet-and-greet!

    Wishing you magical Disney days with your daughter this August!
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Meet the Panelist: Kristin, California

Greetings from sunny California! I live less than an hour from the Disneyland Resort, and have been an Annual Passholder (and now a Magic Key Passholder) for more than 20 years! As a mom of three kids ages 5-10, 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! Learn More About Kristin

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