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  • On Jun 23, 2024
    Tara from IN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Staying at the contemporary, 8:30 Adr at Akershus, so it looks like the monerail should start running at 8:00 since the park opens at 8:30. Should we take a minivan just to get their with plenty of time to make the adr or will the monerail be ok?

    Hi Tara,

    Welcome back to planDisney! 

    With your countdown to the magic clock on full speed, I am thrilled to help you finalize these last details! On our most recent visit, we stayed at Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort. The posted monorail hours indicated that the monorail started at 7:00 a.m. When you arrive, just head over to the monorail security check point at Disney's Contemporary Resort to take a peek at the posted sign with the monorail hours. If it does start running at 7:00 a.m., you should be good to use the monorail. Of course, Disney Minnie Van™ Service Connected by Lyft is always a great choice!

    And nice work snagging that advanced dining reservation at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall! We have such priceless memories at Akershus. It was the royal dining experience we did on our first trip to the Walt Disney World® Resort with our girls. They were simply in awe of all of the princesses. The adults among us loved the food. Depending on crowds at the entrance and your walking pace, it may take you 20 minutes to actually get through the park and to the restaurant. So, give yourself at least 30 minutes to get there from the park entrance.

    If you will have visiting royalty with you, I trust you have those royal outfits chosen! During your visit, be sure to take some time to visit with other Disney Princesses at Walt Disney World Resort. Stop by to Meet Anna and Elsa at Royal Sommerhus before or after your visit to Akershus. Just note that character experiences are subject to change, so please check again when you arrive.

    Tara, I am sending a little extra pixie dust trusting that you will get to your dining reservation on time and have an unforgettable experience! One final tip - if you have not yet considered Memory Maker, I highly recommend it. We love having access to our digital photos taken with Disney PhotoPass® Service Photographers!

    Magic and memories,

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