Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Jul 20, 2009
    Jaynee from IN 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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    Hi everyone! You have been so helpful in planning. When is a good time for dinner ressies at Chef Mickeys so we can sit on the beach and watch fireworks afterward at the Contemporary? Thanks for all you do.

    Hello Jaynee!

    It's so nice to hear that the panel has been helpful in planning your vacation. Thank you for visiting us!

    In my experience the character buffets usually take about an hour from the time you're seated to the time you're ready to leave. This is usually enough time to meet and greet all of the characters and to get your fill of the buffet.

    I'm not sure when you will be on vacation so I don't know the time Wishes will be showing for you, but I would suggest booking your dinner about two hours before showtime. This will give you plenty of time to enjoy your meal and then make your way down to the beach to get settled before the fireworks. You may end up having some extra time, but it's nice to have a little bit of a cushion just in case you don't get seated at the restaurant right away. I know I would rather be early for the fireworks rather than stressed about running behind.

    I hope this helps! Enjoy your vacation!
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My name is Amber and I’m a stay-at-home mom from southwestern Pennsylvania. Planning my family’s Disney vacations is always so much fun. I love spreading the magic by getting others excited for their trips.
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