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  • On Jan 1, 2015
    Jennifer from WI 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 are staying at Art of Animation and have dinner reservations at Chef Mickey's for 5pm. How long should we plan for transportation to Magic Kingdom and then the monorail to get there on time?

    Hi Jennifer!

    Thank you for your great question. It sounds like your vacation will be full of magical moments! It's typically a good idea to allow an hour to get from your Disney Resort hotel to another location on Walt Disney World Resort property.

    Because you will be taking a bus from Disney's Art of Animation Resort to Magic Kingdom park and then going to Disney's Contemporary Resort for your dinner at Chef Mickey's, I would suggest adding another 20-30 minutes to make sure you are there in time for your Advanced Dining Reservation.

    Disney's Contemporary Resort is the first stop when you take the Resort Monorail from Magic Kingdom park, so that is definitely a convenient option for getting to the hotel.

    Another idea is to walk. As you depart the bus stop at Magic Kingdom park, you'll see a dedicated path to the right of the Main Entrance that leads right to Disney's Contemporary Resort. It takes around 10 minutes to make the walk if you choose this option. Check out this interactive map of Magic Kingdom park to get more details.

    Enjoy your vacation and say "hi" to Mickey for me!
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, North Carolina

Born and raised in Florida, I have been a fan of Walt Disney World Resort for my entire life. My husband and I love watching our preschool and kindergarten-age sons experience new attractions as they grow with each visit. In my house, we believe you’re never too old or too young to have a fantastic time at the Walt Disney World Resort! Learn More About Andrea

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