Mom And Son On Run
  • On Feb 13, 2012
    Teresa from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We will have our own car. We have ADR at 8am on EMH mornings for Tusker House one day and Akershus the next. Should we drive or ride the busses? I've heard the parking lots may not be open early enough if we drive.

    Hi Teresa,

    Drive to the parks!

    It used to be an issue driving up to the Animal Kingdom early in the morning and having to wait at the gate until nearly 8:00 a.m.. However, on my last early morning at that park, the gate was opened at exactly 7:30 a.m. This was plenty of time to park and walk to the entrance for an early morning Advance Dining Reservation. I've heard that due to early morning tours as well as the Tusker House breakfast that the parking lot has been opening on the above schedule.

    Arriving early to Epcot, you'll have a very nice stroll through World Showcase. We've never had a problem with parking here early.

    I would recommend, however, parking at the Boardwalk Resort and then walking through the International Gateway entrance to Epcot. It is usually staffed by 7:30 a.m. This will put you closer to Norway's Akershus restaurant.

    Always bring your restaurant confirmation numbers with you!

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