Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Oct 2, 2009
    Heda from NJ 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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    Hi All, I have an ADR @ Garden Grill @ 5:35 and then a 7:15 Pirate and Pal boat ride at Contemporary. My daughter and I tend not to linger too long at dinner, but will we have enough time for both?

    Hi Heda,

    Disney Moms Margaret, Beth and I recently experienced the Pirate and Pals Fireworks Voyage together along with our families, and had a wonderful time!  The view of the fireworks from the water is amazing!  Each boat is "captained" by a wonderful Cast Member "Pirate" who has the passengers in stitches as the boat makes its way to the viewing location.  The "pre-party" is filled with sweets and confections, and includes a private character meet and greet that all of our kids loved!

    While it is possible that you can make it to Contemporary in time for your 7:15 party, the timing is a bit tight for my stomach.  I would recommend trying to secure a slightly earlier reservation at Garden Grill so that you are not rushed as you make your way to the Contemporary.  Garden Grill is a character dining experience, and it can take about an hour for all of the characters to make their way to your table.  Farmer Mickey, and his pals Pluto and Chip n' Dale are adorable, and it would be a shame to miss any of them!  After dining, you will need to make your way to the front of Epcot, and hop on a monorail to the Transportation and Ticket Center (TTC).  At the TTC, you will switch to a resort monorail line, and exit at the Contemporary.  I would allow about 45 minutes to ensure you arrive at the Contemporary on time. 

    Have a wonderful evening!

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