• On Jun 18, 2013
    Belinda 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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    Andrea, thanks so much Re:Time for BBB Downtown. I didn't explain myself clearly, sorry. Planning T-Rex, BBB, CRT & MVMCP for 12/17 and then Pirates League, Chef Mickeys, Pirates and Pals on 12/15. What time would you book PL if CM reservation is 5.

    Hi, Belinda!

    Great clarification; thanks so much!

    For your 5 p.m. reservation at Chef Mickey's (yum!) I would make The  Pirates League reservation for 3 p.m. While you'll be ready very early, you'll want to have fun with post-pirate transformation pics, many of which can be taken at great photo ops in and around Adventureland.

    Once the transformation and photos are finished, it will take 5-10 minutes to head out of the park gates and another 10 minutes to swashbuckle over to Disney's Contemporary Resort (again, either walk or take the monorail. Just allow for a bit more time if you take a monorail as you may need to wait a tiny bit for the next one to arrive.) There are some neat shops at the Contemporary as well as some pressed penny machines near the escalator to the monorail; these can occupy some time if you are early for your dinner reservation. Of course, the arcade can take up some time as well, but even if you arrive as early as 4:30, I would simply check in at the restaurant. You might be able to be seated early if you arrive much earlier than your reservation, but the extra time will alleviate your worries if The Pirates League is running behind or if an unexpected pit-stop is needed.

    Have a wonderful trip and happy planning, Belinda! Please send more questions as you think of them, too. I love to help!
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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