Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On May 31, 2009
    Kerri from NL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Panicking!!! Just read an answer stating the Parking Lots for the Parks do not open till 15 minutes before the parks open. What do I do if staying offsite and was planning to drive to an 8:05 am ADR at Tusker House on a 9:00 am opening?

    Hi Kerri - you probably read that the parking lot at the Animal Kingdom has been known to open 15 minutes before the park opens.  But don't panic - you can still get to the park with plenty of time for your Tusker House advance dining reservation.

    I'd recommend that you park at the Ticket and Transportation Center, which also serves as the parking lot for the Magic Kingdom.  From the Ticket and Transportation Center, you can take a bus directly to the Animal Kingdom.  I have found that these buses run frequently and are rarely crowded.

    I hope you enjoy your vacation, especially breakfast at Tusker House.  My family ate there this May and the kids really loved it!
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Meet the Panelist: Jodi, Massachusetts

My name is Jodi from Massachusetts.  I am married with 2 children and work as a writer and consultant. I really look forward to helping parents everywhere plan a vacation within their budget that will truly create lifelong memories. Learn More About Jodi

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