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  • On Sep 11, 2013
    Mary 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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    We have a reservation @ 8:15am at the Crystal Palace on a day when parks don't open until 9am. How early can we get a bus from BCV to MK to make our reservations? AK has extra magic hours that am so would buses start running early to all parks?

    Hi Mary,

    I love your plans!  A stay at Disney's Beach Club Villas including an early morning breakfast one day at The Crystal Palace sounds like so much fun.

    Typically, the buses for the theme parks start running about an hour before park opening; however, there are often early morning buses which will take you to character breakfasts which begin before the theme parks open.  I spoke with a cast member at Disney's Beach Club Villas, and she told me that these buses typically run about 45 minutes or so before the restaurants are scheduled to open. I suggest that you check with the concierge desk at Disney's Beach Club Villas the night before your breakfast to ensure that there is an early morning bus on the day of your reservation, as well as what time the early morning buses will depart on the day of your reservation.

    Another option is to take a cab.  This will be an extra cost, but is simple, and the cost should not be too high.  You may wish to get to the front of the resort a little early if you would like a cab.  Since it will be early in the morning, it is possible that there will not be a cab and that one will need to be called for you.  There are often cabs waiting at the front of the resort, and if not, simply ask a cast member to call one for you.  The cost should be fairly small and might be worth it if the bus schedule is not what you want on that morning.  

    I hope that this information helps, Mary!  Have a great time planning your trip, and please do not hesitate to ask if you have an further questions.   
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Meet the Panelist: Mona Leigh, Maryland

I am a wife and mother who works in children's technology design and research. When I'm not at work or with my family, I'm often planning a Walt Disney World trip for my family or friends. I'm a Disney Vacation Club Member, and am excited to help you plan your Disney vacation!  Learn More About Mona Leigh

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