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  • On Jan 13, 2012
    Krista from ON 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 there - my family (myself, husband and two kids ... age 3 and 6) are staying on resort at carribean resort in 3 months - am planning character dining. I wnat to book chef mickey's breakfast before going to Epcot (opens at 9am) How early should we go?

    Hi Krista,

    The last time I was there, Chef Mickey's began serving breakfast at 7:00 a.m. 

    It is located in Disney's Contemporary Resort.  If you plan to take Disney Transportation, the buses begin running at approximately 6:30 a.m. to the Magic Kingdom Resort.  You can take a bus from your resort to the Magic Kingdom, and then walk over to the Contemporary Resort, just steps away!  Make sure you allow time for this.  You may have to wait on a bus at your resort for 20 to 30 minutes, and the ride should only take about 10 to 15 minutes, but could take a little longer, depending on how many stops will have to be made at your resort after you all are picked up.

    If you hope to be at EPCOT for the 9 a.m. opening, then you will need to leave Chef Mickey's by at least 8 a.m.  You would then catch the monorail at the Contemporary Resort and get off at the Ticket & Transportation Center, where you would then switch over to the EPCOT monorail.  It's a fun trip, but again, if you have to wait between rides, it could add to your time.  And, the crowds can be high in the mornings, causing extra wait times.

    In order to enjoy your experience at Chef Mickey's, which is always one of my family's FAVORITE experiences at Walt Disney World, I would suggest you not worry too much about making it to EPCOT by opening.  Take the time to enjoy your meal and time with the Disney Characters, making lots of precious memories there, and you will have plenty of time to enjoy the day at EPCOT once you arrive!
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