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  • On Feb 5, 2012
    Lindsay from IL 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'll be visiting in March and have reservations for the Crystal Palace. I have read that getting in before the park opens allows you to take unobstructed pictures, etc. I am wondering just how early they will let us in if our reservation is at 8:55 am?


    Because your reservations are presumably for before opening park hours, you should be able to get into the park from 15 to 20 minutes before your reservation time.

    However, since they probably have breakfast times that start even earlier, around 8:00 am, you might try earlier if you think you need the time. You might get told by the Cast Member that you have to wait until closer to your reservation time, or they may let you in. It can depend on the Cast Member, I have found.

    Know that you will be restricted to where you can go. Stores will still be closed, and the park will be roped off, with the exception of the walkways that get you to your restaurant, as well as to Cinderella Castle (because of the breakfast service going on in there too).

    I would say try, if it is really important to you. But be prepared for the possibility that you have to wait outside the park until around 8:40 am.

    Have a magical (and delicious) vacation!

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