• On Mar 27, 2017
    Alison from Hampshire 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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    I'm going to Mickey's backyard BBQ by car from Kissimmee. Can I collect my tickets in advance from guest services in the parks? What time do I need to arrive, allowing for parking and transfer to the venue? Email instructions are confusing re times

    Hello Alison and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. 
    You've made me doubly happy because I'm not only assisting you, a fellow Brit with their holiday plans to visit Walt Disney World Resort but also getting to talk about one of my favourite spots on Disney property Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort where the rootin' tootin' good time Mickey's Backyard BBQ is held! 
    Although it's usually possible to collect tickets for Mickey's Backyard BBQ at any Guest Relations I find it's just as easy to collect them directly from the event entrance when you arrive; I prefer this way so that I'm not worried about losing them when I'm carrying them around in the Disney Theme Parks. 
    It's worth remembering that Guests attending Mickey's Backyard BBQ are encouraged to arrive at least 40 minutes prior to showtime and as I expect you already know, Walt Disney World Resort is a large place therefore it's advisable to allow plenty of time to travel between Disney destinations.  After all, you are on holiday and don't want any unnecessary stress! 
    If arriving by car after visiting a Disney Theme Park; I would prepare to leave the park at least 2 hours prior to your Advanced Dining Reservation time. This should provide extra time for collecting your car, plus driving and parking in the main parking lot in the Outpost Depot at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort before transferring to one of the Resort's internal buses which is heading down to the Settlement Depot where the Backyard Pavilion is located.
    Have a great Disney day. 
    ~ Jane
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Meet the Panelist: Jane, United Kingdom

As the UK "Mum" on the planDisney Panel I'm able to assist those lucky Guests visiting Walt Disney World Resort from the United Kingdom who generally enjoy a whole 2 week magical stay. The planning and organising of resorts, Advance Dining Reservations and extra pixie dusted holiday fun for solo travellers, large or small family groups is my absolute pleasure! Learn More About Jane

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