I have two 8AM character breakfasts in the parks (on standard days when park opens at 9AM). First is at Tusker House in Animal Kingdom and the second is Play and Dine in Hollywood Studios. I will be driving my own car to the parks and I am staying on-site at a Disney resort. Three part question: 1) I understand that entrance to the park starts at 7:45 for the breakfast (with your reservation number) is this correct? 2) I expect to arrive at the parking lot around 7:30AM. Will the parking lot be open this early? Is there any special procedure at the lot gate? Has anyone ever arrived at the parking lot (at 7:30AM) and no one is there to let you in? 3) How is access from the restaurant to the park managed? Will you be held in the restaurant and allowed in at 9AM like everyone else? Or, if you are finished a little early (like 8:50AM), can you enter the park from the restaurant at that time?