• On Mar 19, 2019
    Cynthia 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.

    Hi, I have a reservation for Akershus at 8:10 am but the park opens at 9:00. How early before my reservation will they let me into the park?

    Hi Cynthia!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! We're glad you stopped by with your question.

    I'm so excited to hEAR you snagged a dining reservation for Akershus Royal Banquet Hall! Character Dining is such a great way to meet several Disney Characters while enjoying a delicious meal. At Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, you'll enjoy a breakfast feast fit for royalty inside a medieval castle while being greeted by several Disney Princesses. What a magical way to start your day at Epcot!

    You'll be happy to know that Guests with dining reservations will be allowed to enter the park early in order to make it to the restaurant on time. Once you arrive at Epcot, be sure to look for the special entrance which will be marked for Guests with early breakfast reservations. If you don't see the designated area, you can ask any Cast Member, and he/she will be happy to direct you to the appropriate entrance. You'll need to verify that you have a breakfast reservation so keep your confirmation number handy. In my experience, the timing for when Cast Members release Guests to enter the park has always varied; however, we've always been given ample time to arrive at our dining location without having to rush. I recommend arriving to Epcot by 7:30 a.m.

    While you're at the Norway Pavilion, be sure to experience Frozen Ever After. This popular boat ride to Arendelle is a "must do" for my family when visiting Epcot.

    I hope this information has been helpful to you, Cynthia. Let us know if you have any new questions. We would love to assist you further in planning a magical trip!

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