• On Jan 14, 2017
    Hillary from PA 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 have PPO reservations (8:45am) at Crystal Palace in June, with the new welcome show at Cinderella Castle allowing all guest to enter at 8:20am can we get in earlier (what time) so we can have photos?

    Hello, Hillary! I simply adore having breakfast at the Crystal Palace with my family! That gorgeous buffet mixed with Pooh and the gang visiting our table is a great way to start our morning. 

    The turnstiles typically allow guests into the park about an hour before the park officially opens, and usually not before, even for guests with breakfast reservations (it won’t be a problem with your 8:45 reservation). The new welcome show, ‘Let the Magic Begin,’ takes place about 10 minutes before the park officially opens. In the meantime, you’ll be able to take photos, shop the emporium, or sip that must-have cup of coffee from the Main Street Bakery.  While you’re there, be sure to grab that special Starbucks You Are Here: Magic Kingdom mug and send it back to your Disney Resort via the complimentary Package Pickup service

    If you’re awake early enough to be one of the first folks into the park, the way should be fairly clear enough to snap a few photos with scarce crowds. Don’t lose track of time, though. You’ll need to be with your party on the steps of the Crystal Palace about 10 minutes before your reservation time in order to properly check-in with the hostess stand. You won’t feel any “rumblies in your tumbly” after that awesome breakfast! ~Lindsey
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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Georgia

Hey, y'all! I'm Lindsey, a social media-savvy gal that wears her #Disneyside on her sleeve (along with her trading pin collection!). I'm proud to say that my husband and our two Mouseketeers share my love for the Walt Disney World Resort and all it's magic, so get ready to ask me about new things to see and do on your vacation. I particularly love sharing off-the-beaten-path activities and always encourage visitors to try something new on each trip. Adventure is out there! Learn More About Lindsey

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