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2 NEW Ways Walt Disney World is Rewarding Early Risers

2.   Expanded breakfast options at all four parks

In addition to the new opening procedures in place at almost all of Walt Disney World’s theme parks (with the notable exception of the Magic Kingdom), there have been additional breakfast options added to several Walt Disney World parks. In case you weren’t aware, those with breakfast reservations at a dining establishment inside a theme park can enter early (sometimes a full hour before park opening), and then are free to walk around, shop, or even queue up for their favorite attractions long before the day's crowds arrive. 

As you may already know, Be Our Guest at the Magic Kingdom has now made its recently testing breakfast offering permanent. Although all the other parks have an early entry process, eating breakfast at either Be Our Guest or the Crystal Palace restaurant is still the only way to get into the Magic Kingdom before it opens to the general public (aside from morning Extra Magic Hours, of course). However, guests who are looking to get into the other three parks early will have even more options this fall, as dining locations serving breakfast are rapidly expanding across the resort:

Disney’s Hollywood Studios recently announced that its Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater restaurant would be serving breakfast beginning on November 1st in a limited time test that is expected to last through January 23, 2016. The all-inclusive breakfast will include pastries and choice of appetizer, a variety of entrées, and a non-alcoholic beverage and will cost $23.99 for adults and $12.99 for kids ages 3 to 9.

Over at Epcot, the Garden Grill restaurant at The Land pavilion in Future World has also announced that it will be offering a character breakfast starting November 8th. This new dining option will be sticking around for the foreseeable future, and will serve meals in this location's signature "family style". As with other meals served at The Garden Grill, characters Pluto, Chip and Dale, and of course, Mickey Mouse will all be making an appearance.

All these new breakfast offerings will hopefully get guests into the parks earlier, and will help distribute the flow of guests in the morning and make things a little more even this fall. Though guest levels have subsided in recent weeks (and will continue to slip as we head farther into the fall "slow season"), it's clear that Disney wants to keep visitors setting their alarm clocks so they can head out to the parks as early as possible. 

Do you like getting up early when you are visiting a Walt Disney World park? Or do you prefer to sleep in, saving your energy for all the late night activities happening around the resort

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There are 6 comments.

What sucks is, the offerings for breakfast are limited to sit down and character breakfasts, something I don't want. In the morning I just want to eat and go, and Disney seems to be fazing out counter service breakfast at the parks, which is unfortunate. The ABC Commissary stopped a couple years ago at the Studios, now Pizzafari is no longer serving breakfast, my favorite. That leaves a bagel at a kiosk.. I want eggs and more!!

Is it true that they are now offering a Star wars character breakfast @ Hollywood studios during Star Wars weekends? Is it at the Sci Fi theater? Wille keeping this even after the SW weekends are over ?

We prefer to "sleep in", though I don't really consider 8a.m. "sleeping in". We like to be out at the parks late at night because everyone's too excited to fall asleep quickly. Added plus the parks look amazing at night.

Re: entering Magic Kingdom Park before park opening: Guests can also enter this park early with an Advance Dining Reservation at Cinderella's Royal Table or with an appointment at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique.

I recall when we were last at Disney World (May 2014), we had BBB reservations ahead of rope drop in MK...even earlier that the first available ADR at Cinderella's Royal Table that morning. We experienced rope drop at the Carousel that particular morning, and guests were literally herded around the left of the Carousel (as many ran around it clockwise to get a jump on the Anna and Elsa meet and greet to the right.) It was complete madness!

I don't like getting up early. I usually go to theme parks around 5 in the afternoon. That said, I already made my reservation to the Sci-Fi Dine In Theater for breakfast. But it's at 10 AM; that isn't so bad.


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