Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Aug 20, 2009
    Amy from IL 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 love the panel. Making my ADR 8/22 and wondering about timing. Girls 3, 6, 9. Want to do Chef Mickey's and Ohana for breakfast. Would it be better to hit the parks for a little first early and then go to the dining, or do the dining early and then parks

    Hi Amy!

    Thanks so much for writing.  I'm a big fan of starting out with breakfast and then heading over to the park of your choice.  Frankly, I would need a lasso to convince my boys (ages 5 and 7) to leave the parks to eat breakfast once we entered the main gates!  Both Chef Mickey's and Ohana open early, so assuming you pick one of the first seatings, you'll have plenty of time to enjoy your Mickey waffles and still beat the crowds at the parks.  If you are staying at a Disney resort, and book an early morning breakfast, ask the front desk where and when to catch an early "Character Breakfast Bus" to your reservation.  In many cases, the drivers will allow you to exit at the resort where your ADR is early in the morning, rather than having to transfer at a theme park.   Both the Contemporary Resort (where Chef Mickey's is located) and Polynesian (where Ohana is) are on the monorail line, so heading over to either Epcot or the Magic Kingdom would be very convenient after you finish hanging out with your favorite Disney pals.

    Have a wonderful trip!

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Meet the Panelist: Tanya, New Jersey

I am Tanya from FL, full-time mom to two fun-loving boys. I have an array of planning tips and believe I offer a unique perspective on how to make Disney an amazing adventure for individuals with a variety of needs and abilities. Learn More About Tanya

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