Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Mar 14, 2009
    Debra from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We will be staying at PO French Quarter in June. We are hoping to dine at Chef Mickey's one evening and to d the Mickey's Backyard BBQ another evening. We have 2 children (2 and 5). What is the easiest way to get to these dinners? We will have a car.

    Debra:

    I'm glad you've got your car.  Even if you decide not to use it after reading your alternatives below, at least it's an option because, and I have to be honest, sometimes Disney transportation is a plus, but when it comes to going from one resort to another--especially if you've left the parks to freshen up for dinner and you have youngsters in tow--taking your own transportation is just simply easier....

    Mickey's Backyard BBQ is a toss up:
      Via car: Port Orleans is a 5-minute car ride to Fort Wilderness.  Once you park your car at the Outpost parking, take an internal Fort Wilderness bus to the Settlement bus stop.  Via bus: I'd suggest you take the bus to Magic Kingdom and then ride the boat to Fort Wilderness.  The boat will drop you off about 100 yards from Pioneer Hall and the dinner is behind it (no need to ride the internal bus system).  Keep in mind that the boat ride can be chilly at night--even in summer, so bring a jacket.

    Chef Mickey's is more straightforward if you drive your car: when you get to the Contemporary gate, you'll need to let them know that you have reservations at Chef Mickey's.  If you take a bus, it's more hassle as you'll ride a bus to the Magic Kingdom and then you can either walk to the Contemporary (bring a stroller for the little one) or get on the monorail for the 5-minute ride....the monorail is more fun, but it's probably the same walk.

    Wishing you a magical vacation!
    Whitney
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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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