Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Apr 10, 2011
    Jill from NY 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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    First trip to Disney in July 2011 at Wilderness Lodge and have a 8:30 CRT at MK for 8:30am before the park opens. How soon do I need to leave the resort to get there in time? Can I take the water taxi early or do I have to take a bus? Thank you

    Hi Jill,

    You are going to love your stay at Disney's Wilderness Lodge!  What a gorgeous and well-themed resort.  It is a mere four-minute bus ride to the Magic Kingdom from the front of this resort. (This method of transportation is quicker than taking the boat from the back of the resort).   The complimentary Disney buses will start running one hour before the park opens.  Therefore, if the Magic Kingdom opens at  9 am on the day of your visit, I would plan to leave the bus stop at Disney's Wilderness Lodge at 8 am in order to make your 8:30 am breakfast reservation in Cinderella Castle.  This should give you time to gain admission to the park and walk to the restaurant.  It's a real treat to enjoy the park before regular park hours.  Be sure to take your camera with you.

    Wishing you a magical breakfast with Cinderella!

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Lesson plans, college plans, vacation a teacher, college counselor, and incurable Disney fan I find myself constantly planning.  I love to share advice with friends who have yet to experience all that Walt Disney World has to offer! Learn More About Jill

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