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  • On Nov 3, 2014
    Fernanda from RJ 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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    Hello! I'm staying at Art of Animation Resort and I got reservations for Chef Mickey's at 8am and on another day Beaches & Cream at 10pm. Would the complimentary buses help me go to the restaurants and back to my hotel? Till what time they run? Thanks!

    Hi there, Fernanda!

    Thanks for stopping by the Moms Panel. I'm so excited to help you with your vacation planning, and answer your question.

    The Disney bus transportation system is such a great amenity for guests. It's amazing to be able to have a complimentary ride to each and every park. For your Advanced Dining Reservations, you will have to do some maneuvering in order to reach the restaurants in time. To reach Chef Mickey's at 8am from Disney's Art of Animation, you'll need to take the early bus transportation to Magic Kingdom. Once you reach the bus depot, you'll be able to walk across the street to Disney's Contemporary Resort. I suggest taking the earliest bus possible, to make sure that you make your reservation in time. Art of Animation Guest Services will be able to tell you when the earliest transportation starts. It's usually 7am, which would give you more than enough time to make your reservation.

    For your Advanced Dining Reservation at Beaches & Cream Soda Shop, you'll need to take bus transportation to Epcot or Disney's Hollywood Studios. I suggest arriving at Hollywood Studios, then taking a Fellowship boat to Beach Club Resort. Bus transportation continues to run an hour after park closing. Check to see which park, Hollywood Studios or Epcot, has Extra Magic Hours on the date of your reservation. Use the bus transportation within that park to return to Art of Animation. If neither park offers Extra Magic Hours on that day, you may have to ask Beach Club Guest Services to acquire a cab for you.

    I hope this information helps you, Fernanda. Feel free to ask us any other questions you may have.

    We hope to see ya real soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Amiyrah, New Jersey

I'm a Disney thrill ride seeker, Star Wars fangirl and Air Force Sergeant whose name literally means "Princess." Pixie Dust is in my blood, and I'm passing that magic along to my husband, little fairy daughter, "Imagineer-in-training" son, and Winnie The Pooh sized baby boy. Learn More About Amiyrah

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