• On Dec 5, 2018
    Breanna from IN 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 and I are staying at The Cabins at Fort Wilderness in February. The boat to the Magic Kingdom starts running 30 minutes prior to the park opening and we would like to get there much earlier than this. How can we get to the park by 8:00am? Thanks!

    Hi Breanna,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! 

    When we have pre-park opening dining reservations at 8:00 a.m., we always arrive to the parks prior to 8:00 a.m. to have time to get to the restaurant. I suggest that you use the Minnie Van™ Service. We used this service twice on our last visit. The drivers were prompt, efficient and courteous. They also shared their knowledge of the Walt Disney World Resort during the ride!

    To use the service, you will need the Lyft Mobile App on your cell phone. Once you log into the app to order a ride, be sure to scroll through the ride options and select Minnie Van. We would go to the lobby area of our resort hotel and order our Minnie Van. Drivers typically arrived within five minutes. 

    Breanna, we loved the quick and direct service. It makes it much easier to get to pre-park opening dining reservations. I do hope that you have already downloaded the My Disney Experience Mobile App. We use the app to see transit directions and estimated transit times. The app has a nice "Get Directions" feature. If you type in the name of a location and then click on that location name in the app, you should see an option to "Get Directions." We use this feature quite often to see how long it would take us to use the complimentary Resort & Theme Park Transportation so that we can plan accordingly if we need another option!

    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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