• On Sep 7, 2016
    Andrea from VA 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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    Hello, so me and my sister are spending christmas at disney world at the art of animation resort! we have a chef mickey reservation at 7:30am, do buses operate that early to go to that resort, I know the parks don't open till 9? Thanks

    Hello and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    I can guarantee that you and your guests are going to LOVE Chef Mickey's which is located inside Disney's Contemporary Resort!  The food is delicious and Mickey and Friends are ready to party.  Make sure to have those cameras and autograph books ready.  This is one of the many memories that will stay with you for many years to come.  

    Buses begin running around 6:45 a.m. for guests with early morning dining reservations. In the past, I have always looked for buses whose marquee displayed one of the following:  "Character Dining", "Special" or simply "Dining."  Once onboard, let your driver know where your reservation is and he/she will be happy to whisk you away to your destination.  No matter how many times I have done this, I always confirm,  upon check-in, about early morning bus pick-ups with every Walt Disney World Resort vacation.  It just gives me peace of mind and I am sure it will ease your mind, too.  

    Diane's Tip of the Day:  If you love dining with Mickey and Friends, then you will love dining with Winnie the Pooh and Friends, too.  Set your dining reservation today for The Crystal Palace. There you will find a delicious all-you-care-to-eat buffet filled with your favorites from The Hundred-Acre Wood.

    Have a MAGICAL day and "SEE YOU REAL SOON!"

    ~Diane G.
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Texas

Hello! My name is Diane and I am a mother of three great boys (ages 21, 17 and 16) and a fantastic wife from the great state of Texas!   A Walt Disney World vacation will leave you with many beautiful memories to last a lifetime. Learn More About Diane

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