• On Jan 3, 2020
    Marlene from IL 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 Fort Wilderness resort. I understand that to get to MK we will need to take the Water taxi to the park. I made an appt for my son to have his haircut at the Barber shop at 9:40am. Boat starts running at 8:30am will we have enough time?

    Hi Marlene!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    There is something very relaxing about starting your day with the lovely boat ride from Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort to Magic Kingdom Park.  The actual trip itself only takes around 20 minutes so I would say that you definitely have enough time if you are able to board the first boat.  I would ensure you are at the boat dock by no later than 8.15am.  You will then have enough time to clear the security bag check, scan your ticket or MagicBand at the entrance points and walk along Main Street, U.S.A. to the Harmony Barber Shop for your son's magical hair cut!  

    If you are very concerned about arriving on time you might like to consider using the Disney Minnie Van Service.  These distinctive vans are driven by knowledgeable and friendly Disney Cast Members and can seat up to 6 guests, and provide two child seats if needed.  You can order your Minnie Van by using the Lyft app on your smartphone, where you will also see the cost of using this service and make your payment. You can also order regular Lyft vehicles on the same app, but please know that the only cars permitted to drive to the entrance of Magic Kingdom Park are the Disney Minnie Vans.  All other vehicles, including all taxis, must drop guests at the Transportation and Ticket Center.  From there you will have to board the ferryboat or the monorail to take you to the entrance of the park, thus adding more travelling time.

    Please come back and visit us if you have any further questions. We will be happy to help you plan your magical vacation to Walt Disney World Resort.

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Meet the Panelist: Susan, United Kingdom

Hi, I'm Sue from England, and am very proud to be a member of planDisney since 2012.  Walt Disney World is my happy place, and I look forward to answering your questions when you are planning your magical vacation at Walt Disney World Resort. Learn More About Susan

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