• On Jul 10, 2017
    Anneliese from TX 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 made a dining reservation at Cinderella's Royal Table for 9:20 am. I am not staying in a Disney Resort. If the park opens at 9:00 am, will I have time to make it to my reservation if I am dropped off at the main entrance?

    Hello Anneliese!  Welcome the the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My family and I commonly book Advanced Dining Reservations for breakfast at Restaurant as early in the morning as possible.  This way, we get more quality Walt Disney World Resort Theme Park time while still experiencing some of the Endless Magic that the dining locations provide.

    With the new Let the Magic Begin Welcome Show at Magic Kingdom, Guests are granted access to Main Street, U.S.A. roughly 25-45 minutes before official Theme Park opening for some early shopping, snacking and Disney PhtotoPass Pictures in front of Cinderella Castle.

    With the early opening, you should have no problem gaining access to Main Street, U.S.A. and Cinderella castle well in advance of your 9:20am Advanced Dining Reservations for Fairytale Dining at Cinderella' Royal Table. I recommend you arrive early to experience the Let the Magic Begin Welcome Show 5 minutes before Magic Kingdom opens and to put your mind at ease that you will be on time for this most magical experience.

    Remember to bring your autograph books and pens to Cinderella's Table or better yet, have Disney Floral and Gifts have some waiting for you at your table upon arrival.  Packages like Disney Princess Dreams Come True have everything you need to celebrate your special moments at Character Meals with a little extra Pixie-Dust sprinkled in.

    Bon Appétit!

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Hello, I’m Todd – fun dad to two super kids, a beautiful princess and adventurous pirate, and husband to a loving wife. By day, I work as a storyteller and high school teacher, where I help others find their own stories through the magic of the Walt Disney World Resort!

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