Crystal Palace
  • On Mar 29, 2023
    Bridgette from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can we get into the park earlier if we have a dining reservation if we are not a resort guest and going straight to the restaurant? We have reservations to the crystal palace at 8:30 on April 18th.

    Welcome to planDisney, Bridgette! 

    Nothing beats walking down Main Street, U.S.A. first thing in the morning! There’s something so special about being among the first Guests to enter Magic Kingdom Park, listening to the cheerful music playing in the background as you take in the whimsical setting. I’m thrilled you’ve made early morning dining reservations!

    Bridgette, because you have made your dining reservations at The Crystal Palace at 8:30 AM, your party can enter Magic Kingdom Park early, even if you’re not staying at a Disney Resort hotel. While there, you will find a Cast Member with a reservation check-in sign. This Cast Member will check in Guests with dining reservations and allow your party to pass through. 

    You’re going to love dining at The Crystal Palace! Full of natural light and lush greenery, this restaurant is inspired by Victorian greenhouse charm and is sure to sweep you off your feet. It’s also the perfect way to meet your favorite hunny-loving pal, Winnie the Pooh, and some of his very best friends without waiting in a queue! 

    The all-you-care-to-enjoy buffet breakfast offers delectable comfort food, and I always make sure to leave room for Mickey churro waffles! They’re scrumptious! 

    As you arrive at the restaurant and check in with the attending Cast Member, you may have some time before being called in. This would be the perfect moment to take stunning pictures of your party with the perfect backdrop, Cinderella Castle, as the restaurant is steps away! 

    Wishing you an enchanting visit, Bridgette!

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Meet the Panelist: Aena, Texas

Hi friends! Consider me your own Fairy Godmother, full of helpful tips to make your Walt Disney World Resort vacation magical. I'm Aena, wife to my Prince Charming, mom to future Imagineers, and forever a kid at heart. I call Walt Disney World...I mean, Texas home, and spend my time singing Disney tunes. One of my favorite things to do is to stay on property and explore everything the resorts have to offer. I'd love to help you find the best Instagram-worthy spots for your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Aena

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