• On Feb 10, 2018
    Kristen from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We have an 8:05 reservation at Be Our Guest on a day the park opens at 8:00. Will we be able to enter the magic kingdom before the park opens to get to the restaurant? If so, what time?

    Hi Kristen,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! SCORE! You snagged a great early morning breakfast reservation at Be Our Guest.

    First, check that park opening time - if that is the park opening time, all guests will be allowed to enter the park one hour prior to 8:00 a.m. to enjoy the shops on Main Street, U.S.A. before the Let the Magic Begin Show. With your dining reservation, you should be able to get beyond Main Street, U.S.A. before other guests. When you arrive at the entrance, ask a cast member where to check-in for early morning breakfast reservations. On our last visit, they let us in at 7:45 a.m. for an 8:00 a.m. reservation but the park opened at 9:00 a.m. so other guests were not able to enter until 8:00 a.m. for the Let the Magic Begin show.

    If you will not have a car, be sure that you have planned your transportation. We typically stay at a resort with access to the Resort Monorail and we can hop on the monorail to get to Magic Kingdom that early in the morning. Make sure you have downloaded the My Disney Experience Mobile App so that you can use the "Get Directions" feature and see estimated transit times between locations.

    Kristen - take advantage of the Order Ahead service. If you order your food prior to your visit, it will expedite your time in the line when you arrive at the restaurant.  On our last visit, we were done eating by 8:45 a.m. and had enough time to go ride Seven Dwarfs Mine Train before all of the other guests were allowed into that section of the park - no Fast Pass+ needed because there was no line!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,
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