Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Feb 23, 2012
    Joann from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    It's our granddaughters 5th Bday and we are staying off the resort We have reservations for Chef Mickeys( early).Do we park at Magic Kingdom and take the monorail to the Con. Hotel or do we go right to the hotel and then back to Magic Kingdoms parking lot?

    Hey JoAnn, Welcome to the Mom's Panel! What a great question!  Chef Mickey's is our family's favorite Character DIning Experience and may I say a great place to celebrate your granddaughter's fifth birthday! How fun is that to start her special day dining with Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto, and Donald Duck!  You really can park at either location for the character breakfast. I know you mentioned that you have an early advanced dining reservation. As you approach the ticket booths for the Magic Kingdom parking lot, you will need to get in the right hand lane to drive to Disney's Contemporary Resort. Because this is also where you would pay your parking fee for the Magic Kingdom, you will know if the Magic Kingdom parking lot has opened for the day. The parking lot usually opens at least one hour prior to park opening. If the parking lot has opened and you have ample time, then I would go ahead and park at the Magic Kingdom parking lot and then take the monorail to the Contemporary Resort from the Ticket and Transportation Center. This will allow you to go straight to the Magic Kingdom after breakfast. Your fastest route to the Magic Kingdom will be by walking from the Contemporary Resort. It is a short 10 minute walk to the Magic Kingdom gate from the Contemporary Resort. With that being said, if you all are pushed for time and afraid of being late for your advanced dining reservation at Chef Mickey's, then I would drive straight to the Contemporary Resort and then move your car after breakfast. I hope this information helps!  Please write back if we can answer any other questions for you!  Sending pixie-dusted wishes your granddaughters way for a very Happy Birthday at the "Happiest Place on Earth!"
    :-) Jodie
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Meet the Panelist: Jodie, Georgia

Hey, y'all! I'm the mother of four amazing kids and wife to my very own Prince Charming!  After working as a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, I recently traded in my scrubs to work as a Physician Recruiter for my local hospital. My friends call me the "Queen of Disney," and I would love to put all my experiences and knowledge to work in order to assist you in planning a magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Jodie

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