• On Mar 30, 2018
    Jesica from TX 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.

    Hello - We have a reservation at The Crystal Palace at 8:10 AM. What time should we arrive at the park entrance and for planning purposes how much time should the breakfast take?

    Hi Jesica!

    An early breakfast inside one of Walt Disney World Resort's theme parks is an awesome way to start the day. I especially enjoy an early arrival at Disney's Magic Kingdom Park - it's a great time to get a photo on Main Street U.S.A. without a crowd of people in the background! Usually there are PhotoPass photographers around as you make your way to breakfast, so make sure to stop and get that perfect crowd-free shot.

    For an early morning breakfast reservation, I usually advise arriving around 20-30 minutes prior to your reservation time. At the park entrance, there will be dedicated lines used for guests with dining reservations (these entrances will usually be located on the far sides of the park entry area). Simply look for the signage guiding you to the dining reservation entrance, or ask a Cast Member where you need to go.

    Character meals, like the fun one you'll be attending at The Crystal Palace, can typically take anywhere from an hour to an hour and a half. Since the meal is buffet-style, you'll determine the speed at which you serve yourselves, and how long you spend eating your meal. Disney Friends from the Hundred-Acre Wood will make their way around the dining room, stopping to visit each table for photos and autographs, so make sure to bring your autograph books and camera to capture the fun moments!

    I hope this helps with your planning, and you have a willy, nilly, silly good time at breakfast with Winnie the Pooh and his friends! - Diane W.
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Alabama

"Dream It! Plan It! Do It!" – that's my motto! If you've always dreamed of a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort, or sailing away with Captain Mickey on a Disney Cruise, I'd love to help you plan and make the most of your vacation. My favorite getaway is a Land and Sea adventure - from Cinderella Castle to sand castles! Learn More About Diane

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