• On Apr 21, 2019
    Claire from Dorset 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.

    We are going to Disney world in August for the first time & have a character breakfast booked at the Crystal Palace at 8:45am, would I need to get a Minnie van to get us to the Park in time for our reservation and if so where would it drop us off?

    Hi there, Claire! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Thanks so much for taking the time to submit your Walt Disney World Resort question! 

    I personally believe breakfast reservations are the perfect way to start off a magical day at Walt Disney World Resort! I have many fond memories of my family and myself arriving at Magic Kingdom before opening time and enjoying a nice, big breakfast before embarking on our day of adventure. 

    The Crystal Palace in Magic Kingdom is one of my go-to spots for these early morning advanced dining reservations! My husband is a huge Winnie the Pooh fan and adores getting pictures with all the characters regardless of his age! I love the delicious, all-you-care-to-enjoy feast and gorgeous Victorian greenhouse theme found throughout this dining location. Regardless of your age, The Crystal Palace is sure to be a favorite after your first visit! 

    Complimentary bus transportation begins 45 minutes prior to the park opening in the morning. So, depending on the hours of Magic Kingdom, this may actually be an option for you and your family! 

    Minnie Van Service is also a great way to arrive on-time to those early morning reservations! Minnie Vans are driven by friendly Cast Members and are easily reserved using the Lyft app. If you do use this service for transportation to Magic Kingdom, you will be dropped off right next to the bus terminals near the front entrance. This can be a lifesaver whenever you end up running late! 

    Hopefully, this information will help you and your family have a grand time at The Crystal Palace!

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Hello! I'm Wyatt and I'm so very excited to provide you with all the best tips and tricks for getting the very most out of your Disney World vacations! I'm married to a fellow Disney enthusiast and, while we don't have any human children yet, we are delighted to be pet parents. Professionally, I work in private practice as a mental health counselor. I'm also knowledgable regarding disability services and accessibility at Disney World due to my own history of chronic illness.  Learn More About Wyatt

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