• On Sep 17, 2017
    Melissa from NB 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 am looking to reserve breakfast in Magic Kingdom before opening time. How will that work for entering before the park opens? Also, will we have to return to the gate after we've finished eating, or will we simply be able to start our day? Thanks!

    Hi Melissa,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Hooray for pre-park opening breakfast reservations!

    First, be sure to check the park hours for the dates of your visit. You want to be sure that your reservation will indeed be prior to other guests entering the park. Remember that with the Let the Magic Begin show in Magic Kingdom, guests can enter one hour prior to park opening to enjoy the shops on Main Street, U.S.A.

    When you arrive to the theme park, just let a cast member know that you have a pre-park opening breakfast reservation and she or he will direct you to the appropriate line. A cast member will check-in your party. We have typically been able to enter 15-30 minutes prior to our reservation. Once we have finished dining, we have just headed to a ride. On our last visit, we finished dining at Be Our Guest by 8:45 a.m. and headed to Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. There was no line and we rode like the wind - MAGIC!

    In Magic Kingdom, we have done pre-park breakfast reservations at The Crystal Palace and Be Our Guest restaurants. At Epcot, we have done them at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall and at Disney's Hollywood Studios we always do them at Hollywood & Vine so that we can get into the park early to sign-up the girls for Jedi Training - Trials of the Temple.

    Melissa, just be aware of your location. Cast members did have certain areas roped off and in Magic Kingdom, we were given a specific route to take depending on the location of our breakfast reservation. When we last dined at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, we ended breakfast about 9:10 a.m. and were able to jump in the stand-by line for Frozen Ever After. Although the park had opened, the line was short and we did not have to wait more than 10 minutes!

    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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