• On Jan 12, 2017
    Annjanette from ID 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 was wondering what time the security checkpoint opens on the east side (Harbor) when the parks open at 10am? I have an 8am breakfast reservation at Storytellers at the Grand but am staying on Harbor & need to walk across Downtown Disney to get there.

    Dear Annjanette,

    Greetings from Los Angeles!

    Thanks for submitting your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    In my opinion, the Chip 'n Dale Critter Breakfast at the Storytellers Cafe is one of the most unique dining experiences at the Disneyland Resort because the food is great and you get to meet rarely seen Disney characters! I won't spoil it for you but make sure you have your Disney PhotoPass handy!

    The security checkpoint you're referring to actually opens at 7am to allow access to the Downtown Disney area. This is true even if the Parks don't open until 10am. So rest assured you will have absolutely no problem getting to your 8am reservation at Disney's Grand Californian from your location on Harbor Blvd.

    Have fun and don't forget to enjoy a must-have Mickey-shaped waffle!

    -Anabel M.
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Meet the Panelist: Anabel, California

I'm a bilingual, Disney-loving happy wife & proud mommy of Benny & Toby (Woody & Buzz). I've always loved Disneyland. Each trip to this magical place makes me "curiouser and curiouser." I'm proud to serve as a planDisney panelist and look forward to helping with your Disneyland Resort questions. My best advice? Buy the mouse ears, eat the churro, sing out loud and forget about your worries and your strife while at the “happiest place on Earth” Learn More About Anabel

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