• On Mar 16, 2017
    Shendl from Non-US 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.

    I have an 8.30am reservation for 2 people at Akershus and a 9.5am reservation for 2 people at Garden Grill in Sept and I was unable to secure earlier ones, I wanted to find out how early I will be able to enter Epcot prior to my ADR times

    Hi Shendl,

    You have two wonderful dining experiences planned for this vacation! Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in Norway is a delight for fans of Disney princesses. The Garden Grill in the Land is a slowly, revolving restaurant which sources some of its food from the attraction itself.

    If the park is open, you can go to either reservation at park opening. If you are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort and there are morning Extra Magic Hours at Epcot, the opening time is 8:00 am. If there are no morning Extra Magic Hours or you are staying off property, Epcot opens at 9:00 am.

    Generally, you can be admitted to a dining reservation thirty minutes prior to your reservation time.

    Wishing you a magical vacation!
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