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  • On Jan 5, 2013
    Andrea Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi, we have reservations at 1900 Park Fare for dinner @ 4:45 on Sun Feb 10th. I would love to take my DD to BBB in Downtown Disney before this. We are staying at POP. What time should I make the reservations for to allow travel and no rushing?

    Hi, Andrea!

    What an exciting day you have planned for you and your little princess!

    To thoroughly enjoy the experience, I would plan on heading to Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, where 1900 Park Fare is located, directly from Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Downtown Disney. Perhaps have an early lunch at DD, before your daughter's magical makeover (no stains on that dress!) then head to your appointment at BBB. If you'd like to be sure there is no stress, no rushing involved, shoot for an appointment around noon or 1 p.m. IF the Fairy Godmothers-in-Training are running a bit late (our appointments have always been right on time), and you'd like to take lots of photos of the transformation, then allow your princess to don her best party dress and take pics again, this will give you ample time to do so, not having to worry about getting over to GF in a hurry.

    You'll have plenty of time, then, to either walk around DD for a bit or go to the bus stop for Disney's Grand Floridian. Although you certainly won't need this much time, be at the bus stop by 3:45. Once your Resort Bus picks you up, you'll be at GF in no time, but the extra time padded in here allows for a late bus, a bathroom stop once you get to GF, exploring the beautiful resort once you get there as well as arriving a few minutes early for check-in.

    Of course, you could make your appointment earlier, for fuller enjoyment, or later, if this seems too early for you; however, I always liked to have enough time to enjoy the fun, but not so much time that the makeover gets ruined before we even get to our Character Dining location.

    Hope this helps! Send more questions as you think of them, Andrea; we love to help!
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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