Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Feb 3, 2013
    Thomas Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I have recently read that you can make breakfast reservations in Animal Kingdom before the actual park opens. Is this true and what restaurant do you recommend? It will be first time to Disney, and Animal Kingdom will be our first park.

    Hi, Thomas!  Some of the restaurants in the various theme parks begin breakfast hours before the theme park opens.  At Animal Kingdom, you can enjoy a meal at Tusker House (my favorite!) or the Rainforest Cafe.  When you arrive at the park for your dining reservation, you just need to let them know at the gate and they will permit you early admission.  

    I love to do the early morning dining reservations.  You can get some awesome photos walking to your restaurant in the morning, and it's also nice to have the whole day ahead of you with a good meal behind you.  

    I'd highly recommend Tusker House, especially if this is your first day in the park.  It's a character meal, so you get a first taste of Disney Magic, and the buffet is filled with wonderful foods, both familiar and a bit exotic.

    Have an awesome time, and if you have any other questions, come right back here and see us!
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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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