• On Mar 4, 2020
    Kerry from NY 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 have 7:20 pm dinner reservations at the Wilderness Lodge but are staying at the Coronado. If we are not done with dinner until 9 pm, will we be able to get a boat back to Magic Kingdom to take a bus back to our hotel?

    Hi Kerry!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Thank you for bringing this question to us!

    Walt Disney World® Water Transportation is one of my favorite ways to travel. Hours of operation for water transportation could always vary depending on the weather and water conditions. On the date that you plan to visit, Magic Kingdom is currently scheduled to close at 9:00 p.m. Since weather conditions could change on the day of, I actually would suggest checking when you arrive to Disney's Wilderness Lodge. If you need alternative transportation, try the Disney Minnie Van™ Service Connected by Lyft. The vans are adorable and our drivers have always been courteous!

    Be sure to download the My Disney Experience Mobile App. You can also use the mobile app to see transportation options and estimated transit times between locations. To get transit options, use the search feature to enter the name of your location. Once you enter that, an option should appear to "Get Directions." Then enter the name of your destination. When I just searched for directions between Disney's Wilderness Lodge and Magic Kingdom, the bus was the quickest option at 34 minutes. Water transportation was estimated at 41 minutes.

    Kerry, I am happy to see that you have advanced dining reservations! Enjoy your time at Disney's Wilderness Lodge. It is truly a breathtaking resort. On a girls' trip with my twin girls one year, we dined at Story Book Dining at Artist Point with Snow White and while the characters were delightful, I was taken with the gorgeous views from our window table. 

    Sending pixie dust as you plan!

    Magic and memories,

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Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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