Family With Medals; RunDisney 10K; Stitch Hat; Lilo and Stitch Costume
  • On Apr 20, 2015
    Tessa from ND 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 planning a trip to WDW in October and I was looking at booking Cinderella's Royal Table for breakfast. We are staying at the Grand Floridian. How far ahead of our reservation should we leave the hotel? Would a 8am or 9am reservation be better?

    Hi Tessa!

    This sounds like a magical trip!  The Grand Floridian is such a beautiful resort, it is definitely one of my favorites.  

    Since you are just a quick monorail trip away from the Magic Kingdom, I would recommend leaving about 45 minutes to an hour before your reservation time.  The monorails begin running about one hour before the parks open, so definitely check at your resort desk to find out transportation schedules for that morning.

    One thing to consider is that an earlier reservation will get you inside the park before most guests.  If the park opens at 9 a.m., you could be inside before anyone who doesn't have advanced dining reservations. This is often a great time to get some pictures on a nearly deserted Main Street U.S.A.  There is something really special about seeing the park "wake up".  

    I hope this helps!  Please let me know if you have any other questions as you plan your magical vacation.  
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Meet the Panelist: Lori, Indiana

I am currently a homeschool, soccer mom to two active teenage boys. My family loves everything about Disney! Walt Disney World, Disneyland, runDisney, Disney Cruise Line and Disney Vacation Club have been a part of countless magical memories for us through the years. I cannot wait to help you make your own magical memories at Walt Disney World! Learn More About Lori

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