Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Aug 16, 2012
    Lisa from WV 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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    We have breakfast reservations at Tusker House on a EMH morning. Was wondering if there would be time to do either the safari or train before breakfast? Or what would you recommend that we would see animals? My little boy is so excited about the animals.

    Welcome back to the Mom's Panel, Lisa!  Disney's Animal Kingdom park is home to more than 1,700 animals from 250 species and sprawling across 500 acres of lush landscape.  Your son is in for an exciting day and will love seeing all of the exotic animals! I wish I knew what time your Advanced Dining Reservation is scheduled for at Donald's Dining Safari Breakfast at Tusker House Restaurant in order to give you a more definitive answer. Tusker House Restaurant and Kilimanjaro Safaris are both located in the Africa section of the park and are situated in close proximity of each other. You will want to allow at least 30 - 40 minutes for experiencing Kilimanjaro Safaris. Depending on the time of your Advanced Dining Reservation, you may find that you have ample time to ride this exciting expedition before your breakfast. I would not recommend taking the Wildlife Express Train to Rafiki's Planet Watch prior to your breakfast as I do believe you will not have adequate time to really explore the area. I would save this adventure for after breakfast. I would also recommend that you arrive at Disney's Animal Kingdom park prior to park opening in order to go through the security bag check area and ticket turnstiles before the park officially opens. If you would like to write me back with your Advanced Dining Reservation time, then I can let you know for certain if you have ample time to experience an attraction before your breakfast. I hope this information helps!  Best wishes for a Roaring good time at Disney's Animal Kingdom park, Lisa!
    Hakuna Matata,
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Hey, y'all! I'm the mother of four amazing kids and wife to my very own Prince Charming!  After working as a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, I recently traded in my scrubs to work as a Physician Recruiter for my local hospital. My friends call me the "Queen of Disney," and I would love to put all my experiences and knowledge to work in order to assist you in planning a magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Jodie

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