Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On May 30, 2010
    Maryann from MO 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 staying at the Bay lake contemp. resort, I want to do the charter dinning the first night and go to downtown disney, I keep seeing these boat taxi's that you can take, my son has CP. so the boat would be great, but how do we do that?

    Hi Maryann,

    Chef Mickey's character dining is located right inside the Contemporary Resort and is a fantastic way to kick off a Disney vacation.

    If you want to head to Downtown Disney from the Contemporary, the most direct route using on-site transportation is to ride a bus. These will be located right outside of the Contemporary and they'll drop you off at the entrance to Downtown. The water taxi's that you are referring to run from Saratoga Springs Resort back and forth to DTD, and also from Port Orleans Riverside to DTD. There aren't any that run from the Contemporary to there. However, you can ride a ferry over to Fort Wilderness from your Resort if you think your son would enjoy the boat ride. A roundabout option for you, if you really would like to ride a water taxi to Downtown on your first night, would be to ride the monorail (or walk) to the Magic Kingdom, hop on a bus to Port Orleans Riverside, then ride the boat from there. You'll be adding about an hour to your trip though, so I don't recommend it.

    Hope this helps and have a wonderful trip,

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