Mom And Kids Mickey Ice Cream Bar
  • On Mar 18, 2013
    Glorian Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello again! Arrive to MCO @12:55pm taking DME staying at AoA using their bus is, it safe to book Dinner at Chef's Mickey's @7pm& Sail the Pirates and Pals firework vollage? will we have enough time in between and will transp be avail back to Hotel?

    Hi, Glorian!

    Thanks for visiting us again here on the Disney Parks Moms Panel. It sounds like you have some magical plans for the evening of your arrival! 

    It's best to allow 2-3 hours from touchdown at MCO to arrive at Disney's Art of Animation Resort. It can certainly take less time, but to be on the safe side, I would assume you'll be at your resort by 4:00 P.M. 
    You will have plenty of time to check in, unpack and get settled in your room before hopping on a bus (I suggest by 5:30 PM) to Magic Kingdom. Disney buses do not run between resort hotels so there is no direct route from Art of Animation to the Contemporary. From Magic Kingdom, you could use either the walkway to the Contemporary (it's about a 10- to 15-minute stroll) or take the resort monorail one stop.

    I would plan on spending at least 1-1/2 hours at Chef Mickey's. The Pirates & Pals Fireworks Voyage departs from the Contemporary Resort approximately 1-1/2 hours prior to the start of Wishes. You don't mention which date you're planning on, so just be sure that Wishes is scheduled at 10:00 PM or later that evening. Otherwise, you'll need to move your Chef Mickey's reservation to an earlier time. To return to your resort after your voyage, you'll need to walk back or take the monorail to Magic Kingdom where you can board a bus to return to Art of Animation. 

    Wishing you a magical dinner with Mickey and a spectacular voyage on the Seven Seas Lagoon! Glorian, feel free to send additional questions as you plan your stay at Walt Disney World.

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I'm a Disneyphile and Type A planner! I'm also a writer and editor, wife and mom to an amazing daughter, age 7. I love helping guests of all ages and abilities plan their "Disney time" and make magical vacation memories at Walt Disney World!
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