AA Mom And Kids Mickey Ice Cream Bar; DinoLand U.S.A.; animal kingdom
  • On Oct 3, 2012
    Kristen from MB 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, we're staying at the Art of Animation Resort and I want to celebrate my son's birthday at Chef Mickey's but don't know when the buses start running and how long it will take us to get to the Contemporary Resort...I don't want to book too early! Thx

    Hi Kristen!

    Thank you for visiting the Moms Panel!

    Chef Mickey's is a wonderful choice for a birthday celebration.

    I would recommend taking a bus to the Magic Kingdom park, and then transfer to the monorail for Disney's Contemporary Resort.  The Disney Transportation starts operating approximately one hour before theme park opening, so the buses at Disney's Art of Animation Resort would usually begin arriving around 8.00 a.m., unless the Magic Kingdom is operating Extra Magic Hours on that morning, when the park will open at 8.00 a.m., and the buses will arrive from 7.00 a.m. (Check the Magic Kingdom park calendar for the day of your visit, to see what time it opens that day.)  The total travelling time for this route would be approximately 40 minutes, but please remember to include extra time waiting for transport and walking to/from the bus/monorail stops.  Generally it is suggested to allow 60-90 minutes when travelling between resorts.

    There is also a special bus service from resorts for those with early character dining reservations.  Please check with your front desk about this service - for times and where to wait for this bus.

    If you have any other questions, please come back and ask me - I would be happy to help you plan your magical vacation!
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