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  • On Apr 5, 2013
    Julie 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.

    Kimberly, Thanks so much for getting back to me so quickly! Another question- I see that MK opens at 8. I was hoping to have a character breakfast at Crystal Palace before the park opens . What is the earliest reservation u can make? Thanks!

    Hi, Julie!

    Thanks so much for sending me a follow-up question. It's a pleasure to hear from you again!

    The earliest reservation time you can make at The Crystal Palace is 8:05 AM. If Magic Kingdom Park opens at 8:00 AM the day you are planning to have an early character breakfast at The Crystal Palace, you would be admitted into the park before the official opening time, typically as much as 30 minutes prior to your reservation time. Once you go through the security check, you will see a sign posted at a specially designated turnstile for Guests who have reservations for early character breakfasts.

    If your itinerary allows, I would recommend that you make your early character breakfast reservation on a day when Magic Kingdom opens at 9:00 AM. This way you will be an hour or so ahead of the official opening time and will really get to enjoy the quiet and peaceful atmosphere of the park before it opens. It's such a pleasant stroll down Main Street, U.S.A. to The Crystal Palace first thing in the morning! Also, you'll have the chance to snap some photos of the iconic Cinderella Castle with very few other Guests in the park.

    Wishing you a magical vacation, Julie! Please don't hesitate to write me back if I can answer any other planning questions for you.


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Meet the Panelist: Kimberly, New Jersey

I'm a Disneyphile and Type A planner! I'm also a writer and editor, wife and mom to an amazing daughter, age 7. I love helping guests of all ages and abilities plan their "Disney time" and make magical vacation memories at Walt Disney World!
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