Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Feb 21, 2012
    Abbigail from CO 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 dinner reservations for California Grill at 5:30 on a day we will be at Magic Kingdom. Approximately what time and mode do you suggest leaving the MK in order to make our reservation? We will have a 4 year old and 1 year old in tow.

    Hi, Abbigail!

    California Grill is conveniently located in the Contemporary Resort which is just a quick 15 minute walk from the front gates of the Magic Kingdom.  Because you have little ones and will probably want to make a restroom break before heading up to the 15th floor for your dinner (check-in on 2nd floor) I would plan to leave the Magic Kingdom by 4:45 p.m.   This will give you plenty of time to get strollers organized, diapers changed, maybe toss on a fresh outfit for the kids, and any other "surprises" that parents deal with daily!

    You can also take the Resort Monorail from the Magic Kingdom to the Contemporary;  The monorail will take about the same amount of time but might be more enjoyable for your little Mouseketeers!  If you end up being early, the 4th floor of the Contemporary is wonderful with great shops, and it is so fun to watch the monorail zoom right through the concourse!

    Enjoy an amazing meal at California Grill!  What a treat!
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Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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