Family dining
  • On Mar 17, 2019
    Tina from IL Asked

    ADR earliest time is 8:25 at The Plaza. Is there a long wait for food? Will I be seated right away? Can I pre-order meals? Id hate to be waiting for breakfast as the park opens. How early can you get in? Can I enter and take pictures?

    Hello, Tina. Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question.

    The Plaza Restaurant is actually one of my very favorite places to dine while at Walt Disney World. It's hard to land a reservation and I'm always excited when my husband sweet talks one of the Cast Members and we get to eat there. The restaurant itself just takes me back in time and I feel like I could be sitting next to Walt Disney, himself. Plus, the view of Cinderella Castle isn't bad either. The Plaza Restaurant is just like any other table service meal that you'd experience. Cast Members do their best to seat Guests at the time of their reservation, however, that also depends on the people dining before you. I've never experienced a long wait for my meal and I have found that breakfast food, in general, is pretty quick to make. I'm not for sure, but I am guessing the day you are hoping to dine here, Magic Kingdom Park is set to open at 9:00 a.m. If that's the case, I think you'd be wrapping up your meal by then but not completely finished and you certainly don't want to rush. Main Street U.S.A. is typically open to all Guests 1 hour before the park itself opens. During this time, Guests can shop and grab a bite to eat if they wish. If you have a pre-park opening reservation, like the 8:25 a.m. time, you'll most likely be allowed in at around 7:40 a.m. This is great because you can get those coveted photos of Cinderella Castle and your family with hardly anyone else in the background. 

    I hope this helps. If you have any other questions please come back and ask. 
    Happy dining!
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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