• On Feb 15, 2016
    Jennifer from VT 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 that is before the park opens. How do I get in the park? Also If I am going to be a few minutes late because the bus is slow or we are behind, can I call or will they charge me automatically?

    Hi Jennifer! It is a very special time when you can enter a park early before the masses and see the magic of the surrounding area. For many guests seeing the Magic Kingdom castle for the first time and having that special photo without anyone else in it is worth getting up extra early to get a breakfast reservation.

    Each park will have cast members located on either the right or left side of the entrance queues. Make your way around the long lines and find this special line which allows early reservation guests into the park. If you are not sure where it is located just ask a cast member and they will be glad to direct you to the right place. They will check your name against the restaurant reservation list and send you on your way for a hearty and wonderful breakfast.

    Disney does not publish direct phone numbers to their restaurants so it is important you give yourself enough time to make an early reservation or any reservation during your visit. From past experience I highly recommend you consider taking a taxi for an early reservation as buses might make more stops then usual and often are not direct. You can chat with your resort concierges about this when you arrive and get their opinion too.  Also, to ease your mind, the restaurants will hold reservations without penalty for about 15 minutes.

    Enjoy your stay and hope you will find nothing but a magical time!
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Hello Adventurers and travelers! I am Kay and a past Adventures By Disney mom for the panel. But now I am excited to share vacation planning tips for those heading out for an incredible vacation to Walt Disney World. Learn More About Kay

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