Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Feb 20, 2012
    Ina from AA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Better to take the bus or to drive to breakfast 1hr before the park opens? I've heard character breakfast buses don't always run, regular buses don't run early enough, and also that park's parking lots may not be open that early! Is a taxi the only option?

    Hi Ina!

    I recommend driving to an early morning breakfast reservation.  That will reduce any stress that might come from worrying about whether a bus will arrive in time.  The only exception is an early morning breakfast at Disney's Animal Kingdom.  That's because it has been my experience that Disney's Animal Kingdom does not open its parking lot early in the morning; in fact, I have been stuck outside the parking lot toll plaza on several occasions waiting for it to open up.  It also does not matter if you are in a taxi, because I have seen taxis stuck out there with me!  Thus, for an early morning breakfast at Disney's Animal Kingdom, I would rely on Disney transportation.

    However, for all others, I recommend driving or taking a taxi.  If you have a car, I definitely recommend driving.  It is the fastest way to get around Walt Disney World in general.

    I hope this helps!  Write back if you have any more questions!
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I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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