• On Sep 14, 2017
    Adrienne from IL 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.

    My family will be going to Disney in 3 weeks for the first time, and we are so excited! We have 8:20AM reservations at Chef Mickey's; how long will it take us to get there from Kidani Village? We want to make sure we leave our room on time.

    Hi Adrienne,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Hooray for first visit to the Walt Disney World Resort! Now that we have our celebrating done, we can discuss directions.

    Chef Mickey's is one of my family's favorite character meals.  At that time of morning, I suggest that you take the bus to Magic Kingdom, then take the monorail or walk to Disney's Contemporary Resort. There are a few details you need to consider to be sure you will be able to take Resort Transportation to Chef Mickey's. First, I suggest that you leave by 7:15 or 7:30 a.m. Check the park hours for the day of your Chef Mickey's dining reservation. Walt Disney World Bus Service typically begins about 45 minutes prior to park opening. Since I am not entirely sure which day your reservation is, I cannot confirm that you could catch the bus that early, but you should be able to tell using the park hours calendar!

    On the Resort Monorail from Magic Kingdom, Disney's Contemporary Resort is the first stop. If you choose to walk, the walk takes about 10 minutes. If you have not done so already, download the My Disney Experience Mobile App. The app has a great "Get Directions" feature. If you search for a location, you can select that location and then click on "Get Directions" to enter a second location. 

    Adrienne, always double-check transportation availability with your resort cast members when you arrive since schedule changes do occur. If bus service is not available, inquire about taxi service. We have occasionally taken taxis on prior trips for early morning breakfast reservations!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,

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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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