• On Feb 8, 2019
    Brandie from KY 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.

    Hi Disney Moms!! Thank you for being available to us all :) We have dining reservations at Kona Cafe on a Sunday at 5:10pm. Do you think this allows us (party of 2) enough time to make it to our Ferrytale Fire Cruise at 6:45pm? How early should we arrive?

    Aloha Brandie!

    It looks like you will be heading to the most magical place on earth very soon! You must be over the moon excited. 

    Kona Cafe is a fabulous dining spot within Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. Their array of sushi, Asian inspired main dishes, and delicious steaks makes this a favorite for our family. While I think the Ferrytale Fireworks: A Sparkling Dessert Cruise is a practically perfect topper to a great dinner at Kona Cafe, I would be a bit concerned about the tight time frame.  I typically recommend arriving for a Fireworks Cruise of any type at least 15 minutes early. Even if you were seated exactly on time and spend only an hour enjoying your dinner, you would still only have 20 minutes to get to the Transportation and Ticket Center to meet up with your cruise. While it is just a 10-minute walk, any delay in being seated or during your dinner service could pose a challenge.

    It is definitely do-able, but since I want you to get the most out of your dining experience, I would suggest seeing if you can get your dinner pushed back a bit.  If that isn't possible, I recommend arriving at the restaurant opens at 5:00.  Make sure and inform your server that you are on a bit of a time crunch.  You can view the menu ahead of time to make your choices so you can order more quickly.  Also, if you are not familiar with the walkway to the Transportation and Ticket Center make sure and ask a Cast Member for directions to avoid any confusion.

    I hope this helps with your planning and that you have a fabulous evening enjoying both Kona Cafe and the Ferrytale Firework Cruise!

    See ya real soon,
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Meet the Panelist: Anne, Iowa

I’m Anne, a native Iowan, wife, mother, and grandmother. For me, a major part of the fun of a Disney trip is the planning. I have traveled to the Disney Parks in multiple stages of my life, including as a daughter, sister, aunt, mother and grandmother.  One of my favorite things to do is to travel with multi-generational groups. I am thrilled to be able to help other Disney guests plan their adventures. Learn More About Anne

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