Crystal Palace
  • On Sep 23, 2017
    Erin Asked

    We will be visiting Disney World Oct 7- Oct 13. We have ADRs at Be Our Guest restaurant (8:05) and the Crystal Palace (8:10). Magic Kingdom's opening hours recently changed to 8am. What time we we be able to enter the park? Thank you.

    Hi Erin,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I am so happy you have those early morning breakfast reservations. We love to do pre-park opening dining reservations so that we can enter the park before the crowds arrive!

    We have done pre-park opening dining reservations at Be Our Guest and The Crystal Palace restaurants. We typically arrive by 7:30 a.m. when we have 8:00 a.m. or 8:10 a.m. reservations, then proceed to the check-in line for guests with pre-park opening dining reservations. On our last visit in July, this line was to the left at the park entrance. Once checked in, we were given a map with a walking route we were to take based on the location of our reservation. We were allowed into the park at 7:45 a.m. 

    On our way to the restaurant, we stop to take a few photos. I love having those photos when it seems like we are the only ones in the park - those pictures are so special to us. We also managed to get seated at a window table at The Crystal Palace. The view of Cinderella Castle was perfect. On our last visit, the best surprise was that when we finished dining at Be Our Guest restaurant, we were able to ride Seven Dwarfs Mine Train without a Fast Pass+ because they started running it a few minutes before the park officially opened. 

    Erin, I trust you will find your own pixie dust during those early morning minutes in the park!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,
    Donyell
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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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