• On Mar 25, 2019
    Kyle from NM 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 reservations for Tusker house before Animal Kingdom opens, do we have a special entrance? Or do we enter at the regular entrance?

    Hello, Kyle!

    It always makes me happy when I see other people making reservations at some of my favorite places to eat at Walt Disney World. I know you are going to have a great time during your early morning breakfast at Tusker House Restaurant. The menu is outstanding. You'll find your classic breakfast foods but there's also a lot of African inspired dishes. Make sure you try the cheese blintzes that are on the breakfast buffet and while you're at it, smoother them with that warm fruit compote you'll find nearby. Yum! 

    For your early morning reservation, you'll want to head to the main entrance of Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. After you go through security and bag check, if you'll be bringing bags into the park, look for a Cast Member holding a sign that says something like "Breakfast Reservations" or "Tusker House Reservations", something to that effect. The Cast Member will verify your dining reservation and you'll enter the park. Keep in mind, you will need valid theme park admission to dine at Tusker House Restaurant. A Cast Member will then escort you and your party back to Tusker House Restaurant for your meal. If you are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, complimentary bus service starts running to Disney's Animal Kingdom 45 minutes to the park opening. This might not get you to your reservation in time. I suggest checking into using Disney's Minnie Van Service which can be found within the Lyft mobile app. The service starts running at 6:30 am every morning and it would surely get you to Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park in plenty of time. 

    I hope this helps!
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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