• On Sep 5, 2017
    Scott from CO 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 Cinderella's Royal table for 9:15 AM. We are not staying at a Disney property, so we will not be allowed entrance to the park to until 9:00 AM. Recommendations so that we don't miss our reservation?

    Hello Scott! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Having early morning Advanced Dining Reservations at a Dining Location inside of a Theme Park is one of my favorite ways to start a day at Walt Disney World Resort.

    With the Let the Magic Begin Welcome Show at Magic Kingdom, Guests now are granted access to Main Street, U.S.A. all the way up to Cinderella Castle between 25-45 minutes before Magic Kingdom is scheduled to open. This will allow you and your family to enter the Theme Park do a little early shopping at the Emporium on Main Street, U.S.A., grab a Coffee at Main Street Bakery and even take in the quick Welcome Show before making your way to Cinderella's Royal Table in Fantasyland for your Advanced Dining Reservations with time to spare.

    If you get there early enough, you may even Check-In with a Cast Member near the path to Fantasyland who may grant you access to the area for your Advanced Dining Reservations before the Let the Magic Begin Welcome Show, Rope Drop and initial rush of Guests fill it up.

    Granting access to Fantasyland before Rope Drop for 9:15am Advanced Dining Reservations will be at the discretion of the Cast Member.

    Bon Appétit!

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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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