• On Feb 23, 2017
    Helaine from MD 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.

    We have 0755 am reservations at Cinderella's Royal Table. I see that the park hours 0900-2100 that day. How do we get into the park before it opens to make our reservation? How soon before our reservation will we be able to gain access to the park?

    Hi Helaine! You must be so excited about getting a reservation for Cinderella's Royal Table during your Walt Disney World vacation. That is a very popular place to go as who doesn't want to have a meal in the beautiful castle in the Magic Kingdom.

    Disney has been trying an early opening of Main Street over the last couple of months. That means all guests can enter the park about 45 minutes ahead of the published opening time to enjoy the shops and coffee on Main Street. Because of this things can get crowded at the entrance even earlier then before. It will be important for you to have your family at the entrance no later then about 7:35am. Head over to the left side and you will find cast members with clipboards checking guests in who have early morning dining reservations in the park. Since your reservation is quite early you will be allowed in so you can head to the castle and be there on time. Just remember to have the camera ready so you can get that family shot standing in front with just a few other guests around you. You can certainly smile and tell your friends you had the park all to yourself that day. It does make a wonderful memory.

    In the past guests have started entering around 7:45 when they had an early reservation but since yours is at 7:55 they might even let you in a little earlier. The cast members will assist you so no worries.
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