Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Aug 11, 2011
    Ronald from QC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    on 01JAN12 (new years day :) our flight may arrive at MCO as late as 6pm, then magical express to pop century to check in. how late a reservation can we make at chef mickeys? how late will the restaurant and wdw buses be open/running that night? thx!

    Hi Ronald! I can't think of a better way to kick off a Walt Disney World vacation than dinner with Mickey himself! Chef Mickey's generally accepts dinner reservations until 9:30 p.m. so you should have no trouble eating a meal there after you arrive.

    The Magical Express should have you at the Pop Century between 7 and 8 p.m. that night. After you check in you can take a bus to the Magic Kingdom and then walk or take the monorail to Chef Mickey's at the Contemporary.  I recommend that you make your dinner reservation for 9 p.m. to give yourself plenty of time to get there. January 1 is a popular day to visit Walt Disney World, so you should go ahead and make your Chef Mickey's reservation now; the restaurant does book up, especially around holidays. The Magic Kingdom is scheduled to be open until 2 a.m. that evening for Disney resort guests, so you can hit the park after dinner if you're not too tired. Since the park is open late, you won't have any trouble catching a bus back to the Pop Century after your late dinner.

    Hope you have a magical vacation! Come visit us again at the Moms Panel if you have more questions! We're happy to help!  
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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, North Carolina

I'm a busy mom of two from North Carolina who loves to find ways to stretch a Disney Dollar so that I can enjoy the luxury of Disney's deluxe resorts and fine dining. Learn More About Amanda

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