Mom And Son On Run
  • On Mar 27, 2011
    Jennifer from ON Asked

    We are having breakfast at Tusker House, Animal Kingdom for 8am, how early should I get to the park gate? Do I need to bring my reservation # with me so they will let me in?

    Hi Jennifer,

    All four theme parks have character breakfast seatings before the park opens. If you have a reservation for one of those seatings, it is very easy to get into the park for your meal. In fact it may be even easier to enter the park then than it would later in the day when the crowds are much thicker. There will be a special park entrance turnstile open for guests with early breakfast reservations. It varies from park to park, but the special entrance line is most often on one of the far ends of the row of turnstiles. There will be sign posted that says something like "Character Breakfast Entrance." If you don't see it right away, just ask any cast member. As you get to the breakfast entrance line, there will be a person with a clipboard checking to make sure that guests entering here do have reservations. Just give them your name and they will check you off the list. It is a good idea to also have your confirmation number with you in case there are any problems.

    Most table service meals at WDW ask you to arrive at the restaurant podium 10 minutes before your stated reservation time, the Tusker House Safari breakfast at the Animal Kingdom is no exception. It takes most people about 10-15 minutes to walk from the park entrance to Tusker House. Considering those two factors, that means that you should be at the park and entering the Animal Kingdom by about 7:35 or 7:40.

    Good luck with your planning and enjoy your visit to Walt Disney World.
thumbnail image for Erin

Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

Didn't find what you were looking for?

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.
x

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.


Or you can continue browsing without updating.