Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Jan 11, 2009
    Morgan from AL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We have reservations at Crystal Palace at 8:15 am, but MK doesn't open til 9. Should we rely on WDW transportation to get us there in time, or should we drive? About how long should we plan for transportation from AKL?

    Hi Morgan!

    I love eating breakfast at Crystal Palace before Magic Kingdom opens.   There is nothing more magical than walking down Main Street U.S.A. before the park opens! 

    You are probably concerned because you know that the bus transportation system doesn't start operating until one hour before the park opens.  Don't worry.  Check in with the front desk the day before and let them know you have an early morning breakfast at Crystal Palace the following day.  They will help secure transportation for you.

    The commute from Animal Kingdom Lodge to Magic Kingdom is approximately 20 minutes.  (You would need to allow additional time for parking and taking the monorail over to Magic Kingdom if you were driving.)

    Enjoy!  Diane
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Connecticut

I’m Diane from Connecticut. I love to travel  - especially to Walt Disney World! I am married with three children and telework as a product consultant. I believe Disney vacations are like snowflakes, no two are the same. Learn More About Diane

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