• On Jan 8, 2017
    Jessica from WV 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 visit in June, park hours are 9-9. While looking at reservation options for breakfast and the boutique, I noticed the times were before 9. Are these reservation times for special pass holders or are certain things accessible before 9?

    Hello Jessica!  Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Your eyes do not deceive you, there are a few magical activities and dining options that operate outside of regular park hours.  My family often takes advantage of these crucial "closed park hours" to get the jump on a full day at the Walt Disney World Resort Theme Park in question.  

    Our favorite experience before a park opens is Princess Storybook Dining at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall at Epcot.  We feel like we have the entire park to ourselves as we casually stroll through Future World to Epcot's World Showcase.

    For reservations made before the park officially opens, there is a special queue (sometimes posted with a sign) for those with Advanced Dining Reservations for restaurants like Tusker House Restaurant at Disney's Animal Kingdom or scheduled experiences like Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Magic Kingdom.  It's a wonderful opportunity for photos of landmarks with little crowd intrusion.

    Whatever the experience, be sure to capture your magical moments by using Disney PhotoPass Service. They'll even take pictures with your own camera!

    Have a Magical Vacation!
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Hello, I’m Todd – fun dad to two super kids, a beautiful princess and adventurous pirate, and husband to a loving wife. By day, I work as a storyteller and high school teacher, where I help others find their own stories through the magic of the Walt Disney World Resort!

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