Chef Mickey
  • On Jan 17, 2020
    Angie from GA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    What would be the best way to get to the Contemporary Resort from Animal Kingdom resort and how much time should I allow for this trip? We have a 9am reservation at Chef Mickey's next Saturday. Thanks!

    Hi Angie,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Your Walt Disney World Resort vacation is just around the river bend! I think breakfast with Chef Mickey and his best pals is a fantastic way to start your day. 

    You do have a couple of options to get to Disney's Contemporary Resort from Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. First, you can take a bus from Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge to Magic Kingdom Park. Once there it's a quick walk or monorail ride to Disney's Contemporary Resort. I like arriving via monorail for a Chef Mickey's reservation since you can see down into the restaurant. I would allow 40 to 50 minutes for this method. 
    Second, you can use Disney's Minnie Van Service. The Minnie Van will take you directly to Disney's Contemporary Resort. I would still allow at least 30 minutes. Minnie Van Service is wildly popular so it can take a few minutes to secure a ride. Third, you can take a taxi or rideshare service. I would allow 20-30 minutes for this choice. There are often taxis waiting in front of the resorts in the morning. 
    My preferred method is usually Walt Disney World Resort Transportation. However, sometimes paying for a taxi or rideshare gives us 30 more minutes of sleep in the morning. Since my children are older and late sleepers, every extra minute of sleep is priceless. 

    Angie, thank you for visiting us with your question. I hope you will let us know if we can help you with any other planning questions. 
    Wishing you a magical vacation,
    Amy H. 
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, North Carolina

Hey, Howdy, Hey! I'm Amy H. and I have been a fan of Walt Disney World since my first visit during the Magic Kingdom Park's opening year. I'm married to my favorite person in the world and since our son and daughter are in college, we have been enjoying more spur of the moment trips to the Most Magical Place on Earth. No matter the ages or size of your traveling party, I'd love to help plan you plan a magical vacation! Learn More About Amy

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