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  • On Jan 22, 2013
    Jamie 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 reservations for Mickey's Backyard BBQ on Saturday May 18th. We are staying at the Art of Animation Resort. What's the best way to get to Fort Wilderness? And what to do when I get to Fort Wilderness? What time should I catch the bus at the resort?

    Howdy Jamie!

    You will have a TON of hootin' hollerin' fun at Mickey's Backyard BBQ, complete with singing, dancing and awesome character interaction!  I would suggest leaving Disney's Art of Animation Resort at 5:00 for a 6:30 showtime. The easiest and most scenic route would be to travel to Magic Kingdom by bus, followed by a direct boat from the Magic Kingdom boat launches to Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort. You'll be dropped off very close to the pavilion holding Mickey's Backyard BBQ and if in doubt, simply ask a Cast Member. The pavilion is only about 100 yards away from the boat dock!

    You chose a "practically perfect" date to visit Mickey's Backyard BBQ, as Magic Kingdom's proposed closing time for all guests is 1:00 a.m. After your hoedown, perhaps you can celebrate into the wee hours. I suggest checking the calendar as your trip approaches to verify the operating hours, and also remember park admission will be required if visiting Magic Kingdom.

    Hope this helps, Jamie, and have a MAGICAL vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Sherri, Illinois

As a prior Cast Member, I look forward to providing you the overlooked aspects of Walt Disney World! We are often found planning our next adventure full of dining, recreation and practically-perfect family time. Learn More About Sherri

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