• On Jun 17, 2019
    Courtney from NC 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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    Hi! Staying at the Coronado and have early breakfasts at Chef Mickey and Polynesian then want to head out quick to start our day at other parks. Do you suggest we take our car and drive ourselves? Is there parking? Thanks!

    Hey there, Courtney! Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question. 

    I see that your trip is right around the corner, you must be getting so excited! I'm glad to know that you've scheduled some early morning breakfast reservations during your trip. 'Ohana at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort is one of my favorites. Complimentary theme park transportation starts running each morning 45 minutes prior to that specific park opening. In this case, you'd need to look at the Magic Kingdom Park opening hours for the days of your breakfast reservations to see if taking the bus and then transferring over to the monorail would work for you. I personally like driving myself around the Walt Disney World Resort. It's nice to be able to head out of the room and get to where I want to go on my own time. I also like to pack a small cooler in the car stocked with waters and sodas to enjoy between parks if we are park hopping.  The parking lot can get hot! There is complimentary day parking at resorts for Guests with breakfast reservations so you will be able to park there while you dine. Once you arrive at a resort, a Cast Member will scan your MagicBand to verify your reservation, check your photo i.d. and then direct you where to park. It's really very easy to drive yourself around the Walt Disney World Resort. GPS on your phone works like a charm but there are signs everywhere. If you really don't want to drive yourself and the complimentary buses won't work for your early morning reservations, you can always use Disney's Minnie Van Service. You can call a Minnie Van using the Lyft mobile app, be sure to have that downloaded on your smartphone before your trip. To call a Minnie Van open the Lyft app and select the Minnie Van Vehicle. If the Minnie Van isn't the default option displayed you'll need to swipe through the options until you see it. Once selected you'll be able to enter your destination, see the fare and travel times and pay all conveniently in the app. Minnie Vans start running each morning at 6:30 a.m. 

    I hope this helps! If you have any other questions, please feel free to come back and ask. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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