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Old 02-15-2013, 11:48 AM   #1
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How early to arrive for first seating of Minnie and Friends?

We have reservations for the first seating at Minnie and Friends, which is 9:40am. How early should we arrive at the gate? I was thinking 9:00-9:15. Too early? Not early enough? It's on a Monday, if that makes a difference?
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:56 AM   #2
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We have reservations for the first seating at Minnie and Friends, which is 9:40am. How early should we arrive at the gate? I was thinking 9:00-9:15. Too early? Not early enough? It's on a Monday, if that makes a difference?
Based on your description, I'm thinking the park opens at 10 AM that day. People will probably start being allowed in around 9:30ish to visit Main Street and wait for rope drop. Since you have a breakfast reservation, you should be able to proceed to Gate 1 and enter through that turnstile. It should be labelled for the breakfast, and there may even be a special signing standing out front to draw attention. So I would say 9 AM is too early to arrive. If you like to be early, 9:15 is fine because there will probably be a few other people in the line for Gate 1 and that should get you near the front. I expect you'll be let in around 9:30ish like everyone else.
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:58 AM   #3
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Based on your description, I'm thinking the park opens at 10 AM that day. People will probably start being allowed in around 9:30ish to visit Main Street and wait for rope drop. Since you have a breakfast reservation, you should be able to proceed to Gate 1 and enter through that turnstile. It should be labelled for the breakfast, and there may even be a special signing standing out front to draw attention. So I would say 9 AM is too early to arrive. If you like to be early, 9:15 is fine because there will probably be a few other people in the line for Gate 1 and that should get you near the front. I expect you'll be let in around 9:30ish like everyone else.
Yep, opens at 10. So, I think we'll plan on 9:15, but it sounds like I don't need to worry if we're running a few minutes behind that.

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Old 02-15-2013, 12:14 PM   #4
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If you are partaking in the Minnie and Friends breakfast in the park, there is a specific gate (#1) that you line up in. It will have a lot less people than the other turnstiles. I think if you get in line at 9:20-9:30 you will still be okay.
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We did Minnie & Friends this past Sunday. Our reservation time was 8:10, park opened at 8, but we were at the gates around 7:30. They opened the gates right after we got in line, so we ended up getting to Minnie's around 7:40 and were seated right away. It was so much fun!
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