Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Feb 22, 2012
    Carrie from CA 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 a reservation for the character breakfast at the Crystal Palace at 8:40 but the park doesn't open until 9:00. How will we be able to get to the restaurant in time for our reservation?

    Hi Carrie,

    Breakfast at Crystal Palace is a great way to start your day in The Magic Kingdom! 

    You'll be able to enter the park, prior to opening, in order to dine at Crystal Palace.  When you arrive at the front gate, you'll see a queue for guests with character dining reservations.  You'll simply give your name to the cast member, and they will direct you to the restaurant.  This is also a great time to stop for a moment and take a picture on Main Street as there will be very few guests around at that time.

    If you are a resort guest, buses to the park usually start running about an hour prior to opening.  You'll definitely want to make sure you are on the 8:00 a.m. bus.  Also, check with the front desk the night before your reservation; it's possible that there will be an earlier bus for character dining.

    Hope this helps.  Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Georgia

After spending 25 years in RI, my husband and I relocated to GA with our youngest, who is now in high school. I took my first trip to Walt Disney World when I was 11 and I have traveled many times since then with all different party sizes. From creating our first itinerary as a honeymooner to later creating magical experiences for our multigenerational family gatherings, every aspect of planning a vacation has been pure joy to me.  Learn More About Diane

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