EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Jan 27, 2012
    Tracy from WI 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.

    I am trying to figure out what time to make my dining reservations. Was wondering if the parks open earlier than said time to allow people to get to restaurants? Or should I make the reservation to allow time to get to it.

    Hi, Tracy! If you have an Advance Dining Reservation before, at, or immediately following the park opening time, you will be able to get into the parks before it opens to all Guests.  When you see the ticket turnstiles, look for the spot identified for entry for those with dining reservations.  With your reservation confirmation number in hand (just in case), you can enter at that location prior to park opening to go enjoy your meal.  Being on Main Street U.S.A. at Magic Kingdom or in the Oasis at Animal Kingdom before the park opens to all the Guests is terrific!  Happy planning and have a Magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Krista, Tennessee

My husband and I have a 16 year-old daughter and an 14 year-old son and over a decade's worth of Disney traditions and memories. We try new experiences each trip, so we have experienced many "extras" in and out of the parks. Learn More About Krista

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