• On Nov 1, 2016
    Carla from NY 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 are a party of four (2 adults and 2 children) but we have an 8am reservation (before Magic Kingdom opens) at Be Our Guest for 2 people. Will our entire party be permitted to enter the park early through the Advanced Dining Reservation line?

    Hey, Carla!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!  I am so excited for your upcoming trip and anytime you can enter Magic Kingdom Park early is time well spent. Truly, there is no better way to start your day than as a guest at the Beast's Castle.

    When you arrive at the entrance of Magic Kingdom Park, there will be a line (usually to the left). A Cast Member with a sign and a clipboard for Tours and Dining Reservations will be standing there checking Guests in. You will wait here until they open the theme park between 7:45 a.m. and 7:55 a.m. just for these Guests. Your entire Early Dining Reservation Party will be allowed inside and any other Guests with you will need to wait until general admission. General admission will not begin until the theme park officially opens at 9:00 a.m. if there are no Extra Magic Hours.

    Once inside, as you head to Be Our Guest Restaurant, take as many pictures of the wonderful design of Main Street, U.S.A.; be sure to notice the names on the windows. They are the Imagineers who conceptualized and designed Disneyland Park in California as well as those who contributed to the Magic Kingdom Park, "The Most Magical Place on Earth."

    Disney Dad Tip: There is nothing more enchanted than Cinderella Castle. Get plenty of pictures from every angle while the crowds are low and if you can walk through the center take notice of the Cinderella story mural. It was designed by Disney Legend, Dorthea Redmond, and magically crafted by Hanns-Joachim Scharff and his wife and daughter with over a million pieces of glass.

    Carla, enjoy making many Magical Memories at Walt Disney World Resort!

    ~Jason ºOº
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Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a father and orthodontist who loves the hidden treasures found on Disney vacations. For over a decade, my wife and I have raised our two sons on Disney Cruise Line, Adventures By Disney, and Disney Theme Parks on both coasts. From large group and multigeneration family vacations to adult trips and couples getaways, I am excited to share my years of pixie-dust-covered experiences with you while planning your Disney vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

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