Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Jan 2, 2010
    Wendy Asked

    I have a ? re: character breakfast inside a park before it opens. How does it work? Do you have to exit and re-enter once breakfast is over? Wanting to do TH at AK for breakfast and would love to take advantage of being in line ASAP for safari - thx!

    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.

    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 and let you into the park (using your admission ticket). It is a good idea to also have your confirmation number with you in case there are any problems.

    You do not have to leave the park and reenter when you're done with your meal. One of my most favorite things to do is to get an 8:00 a.m. character breakfast reservation in a park when that park opens at 9:00 a.m. For the characters meals that are buffets, if you don't dawdle you can be done with your meal in about 45 minutes. These leaves you 15 minutes inside the park before the park is really open. You won't be able to go on any rides yet, but you can position yourself in the park so that when the rides do open, you'll be one of the first to go on your favorite attraction.

    Enjoy the yummy African treats!
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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

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