Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Oct 24, 2014
    Lawrinda from NC Asked

    We watched a family open the Brown Derby a couple of years ago. My daughter loved it and we would like to do it this year during our trip when we eat lunch at the restaurant. How are the families selected to open the restaurant?

    Hi, Lawrinda! While it is possible to be selected for some great honors (like opening the Brown Derby restaurant or being in opening ceremonies and parades), it's not possible is to plan being in them. My family and I were lucky enough to be asked to be in Mickey's Jammin' Jungle parade in October 2010. We rode in Mickey's vehicle and were so excited to see everyone's faces light up as Mickey went by them. It happened because we were in the right place at the right time (my kids were pin trading with the Cast Member that picked us) with the right number of people. It's random. Having an early reservation for this restaurant would be step in the right direction, but there's no way to request or guarantee it. There's no sign-up, waiting list, or Cast Member to contact. It's just a big dose of pixie dust for the lucky ones that are chosen! Have a Magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Krista, Tennessee

My husband and I have a 16 year-old daughter and an 14 year-old son and over a decade's worth of Disney traditions and memories. We try new experiences each trip, so we have experienced many "extras" in and out of the parks. Learn More About Krista

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