• On Mar 15, 2017
    Jennifer from MO 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 will be in the MK on 8/15 for one day.We have a reservation at Cinderella's R.T. for 8:20 for bfast. Would we be better off changing to a 4:15 dinner so that we could get to the park at opening and avoid big crowds for rides?We have an 8yo and 6yo

    Hi Jennifer,

    How exciting to be visiting Magic Kingdom Park in August!  When I first started visiting Walt Disney World Resort with my children, I would book a Character Dining experience for breakfast. However, I quickly realized that we were not taking advantage of riding the attractions when the lines are traditionally shorter and would find myself wanting to quickly get through the meal. Since then, I prefer to book our Table-Service meals during lunch or dinner so that we can take a break from park touring and enjoy a more relaxing meal.  

    I enjoyed a lovely dinner at Cinderella's Royal Table last month and found the overall experience to take approximately 90 minutes. With that being said, I recommend changing your Advanced Dining Reservation to 4:15 p.m. in order to experience many of the most popular attractions first thing in the morning with little to no wait. 

    I hope this information has been helpful in making the best decision for your family. If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to visit us again. Best wishes for a magical trip, Jennifer!

    Happy Planning,
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