Checking in to report. This worked great for us on the day we got to the park 7:30ish and pre-ordered breakfast. We were within the first 20 people waiting to get in to MK (before CMs told people to fill in all available space). They let everyone in a little after 7:50. We did not stop for photopass pictures and went straight to BOG. It was lots of fun to wave to the fairy godmothers in training and see them skipping and having fun. We were at the front of the BOG pre-order line, had to wait a few minutes for them to open, but it was worth it to see the opening presentation, very cute.
We walked right in, paid, found a seat in the west wing, took some pictures, then our food came. West wing was filling up, so if you want to sit there, definitely get there early. We got out and headed to wait at the rope to Fantasy Land, right in front of the sword in the stone. Took some pictures with the sword. The CMs started walking us to A&E a little after 8:50. The rope drop crowd was already in and we could see them in the distance. We walked through the stand by line and were maybe 3rd in line to see them. Worked great and we were out and waiting at Peter Pan at 9:15.
We managed to get another 8AM reservation on a day we weren’t originally planning MK and this one didn’t work out as well. This was the first time we tried it so we learned and were successful the second time (described above). This time we got out of our room a few minutes late, so just missed the MK bus. The driver of the next bus to come (AK) told us the next MK bus will come in 20 minutes. So we decided to take a cab, but I forgot that it takes you to TTC, not actually MK. BY the time we got to MK, it was 7:52 and they were already letting people in. I still thought we were ok, so we did stop for a few pictures. By the time we got to BOG (8:20) there was a huge line. Pre-orders were able to bypass the line and head straight in to pay. Took 15 minutes to get through the line. Restaurant was packed and we sat in the rose garden room. Didn’t get our food till around 8:40, so we lost hope of seeing them that day. I think if we would have pre-ordered, we would have had a chance.