Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Sep 30, 2009
    Mary from WI 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.

    Party of 14 including four children under 7 during Christmas week. How long does it take to get from MK to Hoop Dee Doo by boat?

    Hi Mary,

    Christmas is a great time to be at Magic Kingdom!  It's VERY crowded, but if you're organized with your dining reservations and you go in knowing that you're not going to see EVERY attraction, it's a magical time filled with the sights and sounds of the holidays.

    The boat ride from Magic Kingdom to Fort Wilderness Campground takes about 15 minutes.  Normally, I would add 15 minutes onto that to account for the time you may have to stand in line waiting for transportation.  However, since Christmas week is so busy, you may want to add 30 minutes to that time - especially since you'll be traveling with such a large party.

    There's a great for figuring out how long it takes to navigate your way around Walt Disney World at  Once you're at the site, pull down the OLP Tools menu on the left hand side of the screen.  Select OLP WDW Transportation Wiz.  You'll be able to enter your starting and ending destinations, and your travel time will be calculated for you.

    Hope this helps.  Have a magical holiday vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Georgia

After spending 25 years in RI, my husband and I relocated to GA with our youngest, who is now in high school. I took my first trip to Walt Disney World when I was 11 and I have traveled many times since then with all different party sizes. From creating our first itinerary as a honeymooner to later creating magical experiences for our multigenerational family gatherings, every aspect of planning a vacation has been pure joy to me.  Learn More About Diane

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