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  • On Jan 14, 2013
    Rosalie Asked

    ADR - We have 8:20 am @ CP. Are all tables filled at 8:05 or just some?People can't finish eating in 15 min to open a table for us @ 8:20??? I know it takes an hour + here, so will I really be waiting until 8:50 to be seated? Want to be done by 9:15 am.

    Hi Rosalie.  Thanks for contacting the Moms Panel with your question.  I'm assuming that the "CP" in your question is referring to Crystal Palace, located in the Magic Kingdom.  Crystal Palace is an all-you-can-eat Character breakfast that is served buffet-style.  The advance reservation times available are set up so as to stagger the arrival of guests in order for the wait staff to be able to serve each table in a timely fashion-although you help yourself to food at the buffet, the wait staff will be serving your coffee, tea, juice etc. and it would be difficult for them if the entire restaurant filled at once.  Since your reservation is for 8:20, I would suggest arriving about 15 min. prior to that time to ensure that you will be seated as close to your reservation time as possible, if not sooner.  I would think that if you were seated on time, it would give you plenty of time to enjoy your breakfast before 9:15 a.m.  The only thing that might be "tight" is for all of the characters to have visited your table by then.  If you really have your heart set on the 8:05 a.m. reservation time, my advice to you is to keep checking the online Disney Dining Reservations in case a spot opens up-people are constantly changing their plans, so you might get lucky and be able to snag an earlier time- making your breakfast a bit more leisurely.

    I hope this has helped to ease your mind, and I wish you lots of Pixie Dust when trying for that earlier reservation.  Have a magical day!
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