• On Jan 23, 2018
    Lauren from DE 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 the contemporary resort and have a 8:40 am ADR for Tusker house. When should we plan to catch a bus to AK? How long is the travel time? I’ve heard buses do not start until an hour before park opening but I’m afraid that’ll be too late.

    Hi Lauren!

    Thank you for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Donald's Safari Breakfast is our favorite breakfast on property. It is our "must-do" restaurant on every trip. I take a picture of my two boys with the characters every year and love that I have a "time-lapse" of them at this restaurant. At 14 and 17, they now tower over everyone except Goofy!

    Buses do begin running about one hour prior to a park's opening. You can stop by the front desk the day before your meal to double check what time they will run the following morning. I would allow at least one hour of travel time on the buses to get there, enter the park and then walk to the restaurant. You do have a grace period, but I try to never be more than 15 minutes late. Buses in the morning are usually plentiful and quick as they know a lot of Guests will be heading to the parks.

    There are other options for you. Traditional taxi cabs always work, as well as the newer on-demand methods of Uber and Lyft.  I have used Uber many times. It will save you a lot of time over the buses and usually runs between $6-$10 for travel between two locations on property. Walt Disney World has also recently rolled out their Minnie Van service. For a flat $20 fee, they will take you anywhere on property. These are nice if you have small children because they keep car seats in each vehicle. I believe the service now includes Contemporary Resort Guests, but you can also ask at the front desk about this.

    I hope this helps! Please let me know if you have any other questions and enjoy your delicious breakfast.

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I am currently a homeschool, soccer mom to two active teenage boys. My family loves everything about Disney! Walt Disney World, Disneyland, runDisney, Disney Cruise Line and Disney Vacation Club have been a part of countless magical memories for us through the years. I cannot wait to help you make your own magical memories at Walt Disney World! Learn More About Lori

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