EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Apr 19, 2012
    Stephanie from NJ 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 a reservation at a restaurant for Animal Kingdom at 9:15. The park opens at 9. Will they let those with reservations in early? If so, what is the process?

    Hi Stephanie!

    Yes, you will be allowed into the park early for a 9:15 reservation at Animal Kingdom, especially since all of the restaurants suggest you get there at least 15 minutes early to check-in.  Assuming you are heading to Tusker House for breakfast, there will be a special turnstile all the way to the right where a Cast Member will be waiting for you to check your name off of a list.  Be sure to give them the name that the reservation is under.  After checking you off, you will be directed into the gates and off to your restaurant.

    If you are dining at Rainforest Cafe, there is an entrance to the restaurant from outside the park where you will just walk right in without entering Animal Kingdom.

    Have a magical day!

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Meet the Panelist: Leslie, Florida

I am a stay-at-home mom and wife from Florida who loves to take advantage of every bit of what Walt Disney World has to offer.  From our wedding to birthdays, my family loves to celebrate any occasion at Disney World.  Learn More About Leslie

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