Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Oct 1, 2013
    Kimberly from NY 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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    My family will be arriving October 11th and we are staying at the Wilderness Lodge. We have a 8:35am reservation at Cinderella's Royal Table on Sat the 12th. What time should we leave our hotel considering Magic Kingdom doesn't even open until 9am.

    Hi Kimberly!

    Thanks for sending your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!  Timing your transportation to ensure you make your dining reservations can be difficult.  I am a person who likes being in total control and having to rely on someone else to get me to my reservation on time can drive me crazy!  

    Seeing how your reservation is relatively close by and you will only need to take a bus or boat, not both, I would recommend leaving an hour before your reservation time.  This should leave you enough time to wait for either the bus or boat, take your time walking and stop for some photos in a practically EMPTY Magic Kingdom!  I absolutely love early dining reservations for that very reason - your photos in front of Cinderella Castle will be even more magical without thousands of people in the background!

    I hope you have a magical time on your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort Vacation Kimberly.  If you have any other last minute questions, please come back and visit us again.  We are more than happy to help!

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Meet the Panelist: Stephanie, Ontario

I'm a Canadian mom with so many wonderful memories at Walt Disney World Resort!  I would love to use my experience in  traveling with toddlers, children, tweens and guests with limited mobility to help others experience all the magic Disney has to offer. Learn More About Stephanie

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