• On Oct 7, 2019
    Jessica 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.

    We would like to meet up with friends in Downtown Disney (Anaheim) when it opens at 7 am, but want to make sure we'll all be able to get there easily. What time does the security check on the Harbor Blvd side open?

    Greetings, Jessica, and thanks for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I always enjoy helping my fellow Californians plan their next visit to the Disneyland Resort!

    I checked the Entertainment Schedule for your arrival date of November 6, 2019, and you’re correct that Downtown Disney District opens at 7:00 AM, so the Security Checkpoint at the Harbor Boulevard side of the Disneyland Resort will definitely be up and running by then. Starbucks (located next to World of Disney) opens at 5:00 AM daily, so I’d expect the Security Checkpoint to be open even earlier than the anticipated 7:00 AM time to accommodate that store. 

    If you’re looking for a table-service breakfast experience, I recommend making a reservation at La Brea Bakery Cafe, Catal Restaurant, or Uva Bar. Or, if you’re looking for a fun Disney breakfast experience, check out Goofy’s Kitchen, Disney’s PCH Grill, or Storytellers Cafe. These restaurants are all currently showing early reservation times available. 

    Inside Disneyland Park, there’s nothing like the classic breakfast experience at Carnation Cafe. From Mickey-shaped Waffles to Apple-Granola Pancakes to the Classic Eggs Benedict, I’m getting hungry just thinking about it!

    You can also enter Downtown Disney District from the Mickey & Friends or Pixar Pals Parking Structures, if you need to park a car during your visit. There’s a handy new walking bridge connecting the Parking Structures to Downtown Disney District, which can be reached from Level 2 of the Pixar Pals Structure. 

    Wishing you and your friends a day filled with Disney magic!
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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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