• On Jan 29, 2020
    Christa from MO 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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    Hi Moms! I’m working on our dining reservations. Our first day is going to be 5/26 and we will be at Magic Kingdom. I made breakfast reservations at The Plaza Restaurant for 7:55 AM but the park doesn’t open until 9. Can you tell me how this will work?

    Hi Christa,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Your Walt Disney World Resort vacation will be here before you know it. It sounds like you've been making some great plans. 

    I love having a dining reservation for before a park opens. Like you, I wondered how early entry to any of the parks would work. Fortunately, you have no cause for worry because the process is smooth. When you arrive at the entrance to Magic Kingdom Park, you should see a line with a Cast Member checking guests in. This Cast Member typically has a clipboard or tablet. They will verify your dining reservation and then you will enter the park. It's a lovely feeling to enter the park when there aren't as many guests there. Enjoy your walk down Main Street, U.S.A. to The Plaza Restaurant for your delicious breakfast. 

    Since you are visiting in May, I hope you're also planning to visit the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. The flowers and topiary displays are so imaginative and there are delightful dishes and tasty beverages to try at the Outdoor Kitchens. We visit during this time almost every year and are never disappointed!

    Christa, thank you for visiting us with another great question. I hope you will let us know if we can help you with any other planning questions.
    Wishing you a magical vacation,
    Amy H. 
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, North Carolina

Hey, Howdy, Hey! I'm Amy H. and I have been a fan of Walt Disney World since my first visit during the Magic Kingdom Park's opening year. I'm married to my favorite person in the world and since our son and daughter are in college, we have been enjoying more spur of the moment trips to the Most Magical Place on Earth. No matter the ages or size of your traveling party, I'd love to help plan you plan a magical vacation! Learn More About Amy

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