• On Nov 28, 2010
    Jennifer from IN 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 am planning our first trip for March 2011. I booked the character breakfast at Akershus royal banquet hall for 8:05 a.m. I am worried because Epcot does not open until 9 a.m that day. So do I need to change my reservation time or how does that work?

    Hi, Jennifer!  I love snagging a dining reservation before the theme park actually opens!  Walking to the restaurant is almost like having the whole park to yourself!

    You will be allowed to enter EPCOT to go to your dining reservation at Akershus.  They usually have a special turnstile for you to check in at, and someone there will ask your name to confirm your reservation.  You'll be able to head back to the World Showcase to enjoy your breakfast, and when you are through, if the park is not open yet, you'll head back to Future World, where you can wait with everyone else for the official "rope drop" to open the park.

    Have your camera handy!  This is a great time to get some photos of your family in the park without having to worry about other guests getting into your shots.  There won't be any attractions or shops open yet, but there are some great photo opportunities to be had!

    Enjoy a fabulous breakfast and a wonderful vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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