• On Sep 17, 2016
    Mandy from OH 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.

    First time Disney visitors!! How much time should we allow for transportation to a restaurant prior to our dining reservation? For example, we have reservations for 8:30pm at the Boathouse. What time should we board a bus?

    Hi Mandy,

    First time Disney visitors?!?!?!  WOO HOO!!!!  I'm so excited for you and your family...you don't even know what fun and AMAZING times you're in for! 

    I absolutely LOVE The Boathouse Restaurant, located at The Landing at Disney Springs.  The food is wonderful and so is the location!  Disney Springs is unbelievable.  In fact, I think I would recommend you get there a few hours before your reservation.  There is ALOT to explore! 

    I would suggest that if you are traveling from a theme park to Disney Springs that you allow at least 1 1/2 hours (which is 15 minutes) before your actual reservation time.  If you're with a person who is like me...(I stop multiple times to gaze at everything), give yourself a little more time than that.  Disney buses are very efficient and convenient, but certainly not speedy. 

    Have a wonderful, pixie dusted vacation!  Please let us know if you have any other questions. We're always happy to help.

    Have a magical day!
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Meet the Panelist: Marisol, Florida

Magic Kingdom still takes my breath away, but my favorite place to be is on a Disney ship looking at the horizon and breathing in that crisp, clean ocean air!  I love planning Disney vacations for others and making sure it's more than they dreamed. Learn More About Marisol

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