Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Aug 13, 2009
    Kimberly from VA Asked

    I have reservations for CRT for breakfast at 8:25 am. The park doesn't open unti 9 am. I not staying in the park will I be able to enter the park?

    This is problem at all. We have had character meals in the Magic Kingdom before park opening many times in the past. It's easy to get in before the park opens. Sometimes it's even easier to get in then than once the park is fully open to all guests.

    Just arrive at the MK about 20 minutes before your scheduled reservation. You will need to go through the security bag check, but the line should not be bad since you are going very early in the morning. Once you are through security, look for a sign that says "character breakfasts." There will be one entry turnstile queue open just for this. If you don't see it right away, just ask any cast member. There will be someone at the character breakfast queue with a clipboard checking to make sure you do have a reservation. If you are on the list, you will use your ticket to enter the park and then you just walk up to the Castle on your own. Check in at the Royal Table podium and they will take you up to your meal. 

    Another thing you'll want to do is at this time is take some family photos. Since you're there early, the park will only be populated with the few guests going to early breakfasts. This is one of the few times when it might be possible to snap a photo of your family in front of the iconic Cinderella Castle without other guests in the background of your picture.

    Hope you have a great breakfast!
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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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