Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On May 29, 2014
    Ken from IN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Have a 7:30AM ADR at Chef Mickey's. How early do you recommend arriving before the reservation time, 15 minutes before OK? How much time should I allow for monorail time from T&T lot to Contemporary resort? Thanks so much, the panel is so helpful!

    Hi Ken ~

    Thank you for coming to us with all of your questions! Spreading pixie dust for you is an extreme honor.

    Breakfast at Chef Mickey's is an awesome way to start a magical day! You should plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to your reservation to check-in.

    It sounds like you may be driving and parking at the Transportation and Ticket Center (TTC). If so, Guests visiting resorts for dining reservations are allowed to park there during their meal but are asked to move their vehicles following their reservations. If you are not visiting the Magic Kingdom following your breakfast at Chef Mickey's, I would drive to the Contemporary Resort.

    If you are visiting the Magic Kingdom following your breakfast, I would park in the Magic Kingdom parking lot and take the Resort Monorail from TTC to the Contemporary Resort. Following your meal, you can take the Resort Monorail or walk to the Magic Kingdom. That way you will know there will not be any issues with your car when you return from your magical day.

    The Resort Monorail line typically begins running at 7:00 a.m. Keep in mind that the Resort Monorail will stop at the Polynesian Village Resort, the Grand Floridian Resort, and the Magic Kingdom before arriving at the Contemporary Resort. I always like to allow myself plenty of travel time so I would plan to be at the Resort Monorail platform at TTC at 7:00 a.m. so that I'm ready to go as soon as the Monorails begin running.

    Please feel free to visit us again with all of your planning questions. We are hEAR to help you!

    Wishing you minnie magical memories :-) Allison V.
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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