Character Dining with Donald Duck
  • On Apr 16, 2023
    Andrea from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! We have a reservation at Tuskar house at 8am and it looks like animal kingdom opens at 9am. What time can I park in the lot. And what time will I be allowed to into the park to get settled?

    Hi Andrea! Welcome to planDisney! Thanks for stopping by with your question!

    Oh boy! Only a couple of more weeks until you arrive for your magical Disney getaway! By now, I'm sure you have all of your plans squared away and you are ready for your vacation to arrive. Tusker House Restaurant is one of my favorites and a great place to start your day! With this being a character dining experience, you get a chance to meet Mickey, Donald, and the rest of the gang bright and early!

    With your Advanced Dining Reservation being before the park officially opens, you'll have a chance to enter before many Guests are able to. The park is slated to open at 9 AM beginning the day you arrive but will open at 8:30 AM for Guests that are eligible for Early Theme Park Entry. While there is no official time that the parking lots open up, I suggest arriving an hour before your dining reservation. This will give you plenty of time to park your vehicle and walk up to the main gate. If the parking lot is not open just yet, don't worry. It will definitely open in time for you to make it to your reservation. 

    Once here, find a Cast Member to direct you to the area of the entrance designated for Guests with early dining reservations. The Cast Member will ensure that you have a valid park ticket and park reservation, then direct you where to go from there. You may even get lucky and have some time to snap a few pictures of a virtually empty park.

    Andrea, you are going to have a blast at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park! After breakfast, you will have your choice between shows, attractions, entertainment, and interactive learning experiences. This park truly has it all, including an entire safari full of your favorite animals. 

    Have a magical visit!
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