Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jan 30, 2009
    Katie from MD 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.

    If dining at Chef Mickey's followed by Fireworks cruise, where do we park? Where do we catch the cruise? I want to make ADR Chef Mickeys on Father's Day and need to figure out what time to for reservations. Plan on eating 2 hrs bfre fw--no june hrs yet

    I recommend you park at the Contemporary. Why?

    1. Since you are going to dinner at Chef Mickey's, there is no reason not to go straight there.
    2. Because you have reservations there, you can park there. 
    3. For the Magic Kingdom cruises they will pick you up at whatever resort you choose, though they prefer the Contemporary.
    4. After dinner you only have to walk out to the marina, not drive to another resort.

    You need to be at the marina 1 hour before the fireworks, and you will board and leave approximately 30 minutes before the fireworks. They will return you to the same marina afterwards.

    You should be able to see the calendar schedule around the start of March. Remember to click on the specific day to see the times of the fireworks. 

    IMPORTANT POINT! These cruises usually book up exactly 90 days out (the first day that you are allowed to reserve them), so make sure you call 407-939-7529 promptly on the first day you can! You might even call a few days beforehand to confirm exactly what day you can call to make the reservation. 

    Have a magical vacation! 

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