• On May 6, 2017
    Rachel from WI 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 having our first Disney resort vacation in November! We will be staying at AoA and have a breakfast reservation at Chef Mickeys. What is the best way for us to get from AoA to the Contemporary Resort?

    Hello Rachel! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My family's first trip to Walt Disney World Resort started with Checking-In to Disney's Art of Animation Resort and heading directly to Chef Mickey's for a meal.  Rachel, if your first experience is similar to ours, you will have an Endlessly Magical time!

    Using Complimentary Resort Transportation, the easiest way to get to Chef Mickey's at Disney's Contemporary Resort is by bus from Disney's Art of Animation to Magic Kingdom.  At Magic Kingdom, transfer to the Monorail for the true "first-time" Walt Disney World Resort experience of riding directly into Disney's Contemporary Resort and Chef Mickey's.

    Alternatively, you could take the connecting walkway between Magic Kingdom and Disney's Contemporary Resort.  It is only a 10 minute stroll and sometimes quicker than riding the monorail when you consider transfers, wait times and travel times.

    If your Chef Mickey's Advanced Dining Reservations are very early in the morning, be advised that Complimentary Resort Transportation begins 45 minutes before Theme Park opening.

    Check with Guest Services at your Walt Disney World Resort Hotel if you are concerned about making it in time for your Advanced Dining Reservations.  If it is a very early Advanced Dining Reservations, you may wish to consider commuting to Chef Mickey's by taxi which may be arranged at the Bell Services or Guest Services locations at your Walt Disney World Resort Hotel.

    Remember to bring your Autograph Book!

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Hello, I’m Todd – fun dad to two super kids, a beautiful princess and adventurous pirate, and husband to a loving wife. By day, I work as a storyteller and high school teacher, where I help others find their own stories through the magic of the Walt Disney World Resort!

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