• On Jan 27, 2010
    Molly from OH 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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    In April we are staying at the Wilderness Lodge and have a 715 breakfast at Chef Mickey's one morning. I have 2 different answers, 1 saying the water bus to MK then the monorail to CM will be running early enough to get there on time and 1 not. Any ideas?


    Two boats service Wilderness Lodge. The water transport that services Wilderness Lodge, Fort Wilderness and The Contemporary (in a continuous loop in that order) begins early in the morning around 6:30 a.m.  The boat to Magic Kingdom begins an hour before park opening, and so, the schedule varies. That may be where there is some inconsistency in the answers you've found.

    I would recommend taking the water launch that services the resorts, not the Magic Kingdom, to The Contemporary's Chef Mickey's, keeping in mind that it will stop at the Fort Wilderness pier on the way.  However the total time from the lodge to The Contemporary's pier is only about 20 minutes.  The key: when you check-in, let them know you have a reservation at Chef Mickey's and confirm the boat times because if you miss that first boat of the day, you may be left waiting for a good 30 minutes.

    Wishing y'all a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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