• On Aug 10, 2015
    Connie from NC 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.

    We plan to go to AK on 12/20 and on that day we have 7:15 dinner reservations for Trails End. When should we leave to get back to the campground? Also, will we be able to see the outdoor movie after dinner or is reservation too late? Thanks!


    If you are taking Disney bus transportation directly from Animal Kingdom to Fort Wilderness, I'd give yourself a good hour to an hour and 15 minutes for the trip. You'll need 30 minutes for the bus ride but I'd factor in an additional 15 to 20 minutes to wait on the bus at the park (although waits are usually less) and then 10 to 15 minutes to transfer buses once you arrive at Fort Wilderness. (The bus from Animal Kingdom will drop you off at the Outpost Bus Stop but you'll need to get off and transfer to a bus headed to the Settlement where Trails End is located. There are three buses you can take: Orange, Purple and Yellow. I prefer the Orange line because it seems most direct to me.) The ride takes 8 to 10 minutes depending on stops and let's you off at the Settlement.

    The outdoor movie typically begins around 7:40 p.m. in the fall and winter following Chip 'n' Dale's Campfire Singalong at 7:00 p.m. (during Daylight Savings it moves to 8:40 after Chip 'n' Dale's Campfire Sing-a-long at 8 p.m.) The walk from Trail's End to the amphitheater is about 12 to 15 minutes, so I doubt you could eat and see the movie. I'd recommend moving your dinner reservation up or ordering from their take-out menu and enjoying a picnic while you watch the movie.

    Wishing y'all a magical vacation!

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My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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