• On Nov 29, 2011
    Barbara from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello all! I am making dining reservation and I want to know that if the reservation time is BEFORE or exactly at the park opening we are let in to get to the restaurant? For example, at the Tusker house. Also, how long is travel from Beach Club to AK?Thx

    Hi Barbara!

    You will be allowed into a theme park before it officially opens to the public if you have an early dining reservation.  There will be one entrance marked for such guests.  The Cast Member controlling that gate will have a list of names, but I suggest bringing your confirmation number with you just in case.

    Buses run about every 20 minutes at the Beach Club.  It takes about 15 minutes to reach Animal Kingdom once the bus leaves the Beach Club.  I would plan on the trip from the Beach Club to Tusker House to take one hour; that includes an average wait time for the bus and time to make the walk to Tusker House from the front of Animal Kingdom.

    I hope this helps!  Write back if you have any more questions!
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