• On Jul 31, 2019
    Lloyd from PA 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’re a senior couple and wondering about opening of POFQ food court and bus times during extra, extra magic hours. If the bus leaves at 5:15 AM or earlier we’ll be up before 4:00 AM and would like coffee and some sort of breakfast before we go to the park

    Hi, Lloyd! Thanks for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    There are two things in this world that I’m willing to get up before dawn for: one is a runDisney race, and the other is a chance to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge before the sun rises at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. While my family and I are definitely night owls rather than early birds, we are looking forward to the extra, Extra Magic Hours offered to Walt Disney World Resort hotel Guests this fall.

    Unfortunately, I was able to verify that the Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter will continue to open at its usual time of 6 a.m. this Fall. For this reason, I would recommend stopping by prior to its closing the night before your early morning wake-up call to pick up some grab-and-go breakfast items like pastries, muffins or danishes. (Personally, I think Mickey-shaped Beignets sound like a pretty good breakfast!) You’ll have access to a single-serve Cuisinart coffee maker in your room, so you’ll be able to brew a cup of coffee or two before you walk out the door.

    As for the buses, you are correct about the 5:15 a.m. departure. Walt Disney World Bus Service begins 45 minutes prior to Theme Park opening, so you can expect the first bus to leave at 5:15 on those extra, Extra Magic Hours days. They will continue to depart at approximately 20-minute intervals.

    While we haven’t received official word about potential early opening times for restaurants in the Theme Parks during these extra, Extra Magic Hours, I would recommend checking the Walt Disney World Resort website as you get closer to your departure date to see what time you’ll be able to grab a cup of Starbucks at The Trolley Car Cafe or a Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich at Sleepy Hollow. I’d also recommend staying tuned to the Disney Parks Blog for more official announcements as we get closer to the beginning of extra, Extra Magic Hours on Sept. 1.

    In the meantime, please let us know if there’s anything else we can help with, Lloyd! We hope to see you real soon.

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