Character Dining with Donald Duck; Tusker House Restaurant; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Jan 19, 2024
    Debra from OH Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We have 8:05AM reservations at Tusker House before the park opens. How can we get there from Pop Century to make our reservation time? We have a car, but would prefer to take a bus.

    Jambo, Debra!

    Welcome back to planDisney and thanks for returning with another great Walt Disney World Resort vacation planning question. It looks like you'll be embarking on a sensational safari to The Most Magical Place on Earth in just a couple of short days - how exciting! Let's get you prepared for a wild and wonder-filled day at Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park.

    Debra, I'm thrilled to hear your group of wilderness explorers will be enjoying a bountiful breakfast at Tusker House Restaurant soon! I'm especially excited that your dining reservation occurs before the theme park is scheduled to open because that means you'll get to experience a very rare phenomenon: a mostly empty Walt Disney World Resort theme park. Complimentary bus service between Disney Resort hotels and the theme parks begins approximately 45 minutes before published theme park opening times, Debra. Therefore, if the early theme park entry period begins at 8:30 a.m., you'll be able to catch a bus starting at 7:45 a.m. and should be able to make it to your breakfast reservation on time!

    Another option available to your party of adventurers is Minnie Van service. This paid service is powered by the Lyft rideshare app and will whisk you quickly between any two points on Walt Disney World Resort property - with character! Debra, I like to utilize Minnie Van service when I know I need speedy and reliable transportation between locations in The Most Magical Place on Earth. Alternatively, you could utilize a third-party rideshare service to zip you between Disney's Pop Century Resort and Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park, if you prefer not to drive a personal vehicle.

    Debra, I hope this information helps you to prepare for an exotic and exciting day at Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park! I wish your travel party a trip filled with fascination and fun. If you have any additional planning questions, you can always stop back by planDisney. We're always happy to help a fellow explorer!


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