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Old 02-19-2013, 09:59 PM   #1
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Is an early Crystal palace breakfast worth it?

We are all Of course tired and debating whether or not to keep our pre park opening res at Crystal Palace or get a few more hours of sleep. Suggestions? Thanks!
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:05 PM   #2
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It's my daughter's favorite and I love the park before it is open. And this is from a non-morning family! But you know your family and if you think sleep or experience will win out!
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:09 PM   #3
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I like it, but I also like having the last breakfast seating around 10:30 am. There is a break between breakfast and lunch so the characters have lots of time with those few remaining families. I prefer the breakfast menu and it's nice to have so few people in a restaurant that is normally pretty chaotic.
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:10 PM   #4
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I love going into Magic Kingdom before they open to other guests and being able to get pictures of Main Street and the castle.

it all depends on you and your familys preferences... if sleeping in is very important to you, or would you rather go into a virtually empty Magic Kingdom. :-)
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:24 PM   #5
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I definitely think it is worth waking up early and going to CP for breakfast before the park opens. You can get some great photos without other people's heads in them. My wife to be and I have an 8:30 AM ADR for CP this June. Remember you can always sleep in every other day on your vacation if you want.
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:48 AM   #6
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We did it, and we loved it! The food was one of our favorites and it was worth it on the kids faces when they met the characters. The park was busier than we expected pre-opening and when we were done eating it was packed. Thank you for the encouragement!!
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:52 PM   #7
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Yes! Having Dessie's before park opening is a wonderful time to get great pics of main street and the castle with little or no people in the background.

Also, the pooh's puffed French toast is amazing.
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:57 PM   #8
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I think it's worth it but I'm a morning person. I enjoy being on a quiet Main Street, love Eeyore and the breakfast selections at CP are pretty darn good!
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If you don't want to get up early, why not do lunch? They have a nice buffet for lunch, and you can either sleep in or tour the park for a few hours and then eat.
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Old 02-23-2013, 02:01 PM   #10
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We have always loved doing an 8 to 8:15 ADR in the past on a non EMH day as we felt if we were out by 8:45 and at one of the lands for rope drop we were always four to five rides into the day before the rest of the crowd caught up. In Aug 2012 however it felt as though they were letting people in up front earlier and it seemed the crowds caught up faster. We are going to just try Early entry this year and see how it goes
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Old 02-23-2013, 03:29 PM   #11
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I absolutely think it's worth it. We went there with no kids and I still say it's worth it. It's great to walk Main Street and get some unobstructed photos of the castle! The food was a little bit better than the "standard" buffet food. I'd do it again!
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Old 02-23-2013, 03:35 PM   #12
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I definitely think it is worth it! I love walking down an empty Main Street and the Crystal Palace breakfast buffet is great!
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Old 02-23-2013, 03:39 PM   #13
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We do early ressie at CP on our departure day. It's just tradition. If you're tired and just want to sleep, I say sleep. It is a longer breakfast and the food is good but, not great. Enjoy sleeping in.
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I absolutely think it's worth it. We went there with no kids and I still say it's worth it. It's great to walk Main Street and get some unobstructed photos of the castle! The food was a little bit better than the "standard" buffet food. I'd do it again!
We are the same just the two of us. We have been able to get some lovely photos of Main Street with no one around. Love the food but it can take a while to see all the characters. For some reason we can see tigger and the other characters twice but always wait ages to see pooh.

If you want to sleep late then by all means its your vacation do what's best for you and yours. Coming from the uk we tend to do the ADRS for breakfast in our fist couple of days due to always p super early with the time difference later in the trip it's sleep late eat late.
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:34 PM   #15
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IMO it is. You can walk down an uncrowded Main Street, get great photos, have a fun breakfast with Pooh and friends, and then you are right at the end of Main St. when the park opens.
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