Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Sep 8, 2011
    Dee from NC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi! Is it possible to eat dinner at 5:30 at whisper canyon cafe and make it to the contemporary for the pirate pals cruise at 7:45? If not, could someone recommend another fun dinner option so we could make it to the cruise?

    Hi Dee!

    Generally speaking, I would plan on spending an hour in the Whispering Canyon Cafe.  Then it takes about 30 to 45 minutes to get from the restaurant to the Contemporary Resort.  That assumes you walk directly to the Wilderness Lodge boat dock without stopping along the way!  The 30 to 45 minutes includes waiting for a boat; if you're lucky, a boat will be sitting at the boat dock and then it will take a lot less time.

    So if you don't need to check-in for Pirates and Pals until 7:45, then the answer is "yes", you'll have no problems.  If you're running late, you can take a taxi from the Wilderness Lodge to the Contemporary Resort.  It's about a 5 minute ride between the two and relatively inexpensive!

    The Whispering Canyon Cafe is a great family restaurant!  Enjoy!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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