AA Mom And Kids Mickey Ice Cream Bar; DinoLand U.S.A.; animal kingdom
  • On Sep 22, 2011
    Rebecca from NC 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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    Hi, Joel! Thanks so much for answering my question about the opening ceremonies at the parks. As a follow-up, what time would you recommend leaving POR to make it on time for these ceremonies (MK and AK). We are driving our own car. Thanks again!

    Hola, Rebecca! Glad I brought some good news to your ears. You should hear me sing it. It's breathtaking. Really.

    For Magic Kingdom, I'd recommend taking the Disney transportation bus from Port Orleans Riverside. There are fewer variables with the bus approach when compared to driving and taking transportation from the Ticket and Transportation Center (TTC) into Magic Kingdom. I'd recommend queuing up for the bus at POR 90 minutes before park opening.

    For Animal Kingdom, if it's a morning with Extra Magic Hours, I'd again recommend the bus. If the park has regular operating hours, then by all means drive. I'd leave the resort parking lot about 80 minutes prior to park opening.
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I’m the proud papa of two little pirates or princes (depending on the day!) I enjoy sharing information to help beginners with little ones - including naps, strollers, rider swaps, height restrictions, scary rides, touring plans, characters and dining. Learn More About Joel

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