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  • On Jan 20, 2010
    Jessica from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Our scheduled breakfast at Once Upon a Time Breakfast at Cinderella's Royal Table is at 9:05. They tell you to arrive 20 minutes prior. If the park doesn't open until 9am, how do you arrive early for the breakfast and ensure our spot? Thanks!

    Hi Jessica, How exciting to be starting your day off with Cinderella's Royal Table! You'll feel like you've stepped into a fairytale! This is one of our favorite dining experiences at Disney.

    Guest's with Dining reservations for times before the Park officially opens have their own turnstile to enter. Once you get to the Magic Kingdom gates, you will go through the security (bag check) area. Once through there, look to the far right. The turnstile over there is designated for early-entry into the Park for guests with dining reservations. Bring your confirmation number with you. Cinderella's castle is located at the far end of Main Street, USA.

    If you are staying onsite and using Disney transportation, I would suggest that you plan to be at the bus stop by 7:50am. I always suggest that guests plan on an hour from when they arrive at the bus stop to when they are due to arrive at the front of a Park. This is because buses run every 20 minutes and you never know if you have just missed a bus (so will have to wait a while) or if one is coming around the bend (so you will arrive early with plenty of time to spare). Once you arrive at the Magic Kingdom, you'll still need to go through security, the gates and make your way down Main Street.

    There are often characters available for "Meet and Greets" near the flag pole once you enter the Park. Depending on what time you get to the gates, you should have a little bit of time left to enjoy your stroll towards the beautiful castle.

    Enjoy your Magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Kaylene, Massachusetts

I'm a blessed Mom of five fabulous kids, a Disney Vacation Club member, and an Annual Passholder. I've stayed in every Disney Resort on property, and I've traveled to Walt Disney World Resort with infants, toddlers, tweens, teens, grandparents, and on countless multi-generational family vacations! Learn More About Kaylene

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