• On Jun 29, 2018
    Alyssa from MA 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! We're staying at Port Orleans Riverside and have a 7:05am reservation at Chef Mickey. What's the best way to get there at that time, taxi or bus?

    Hi Alyssa! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Your vacation is SO close! I know you must be over-the-moon excited and busy with last-minute preparations. You are going to have a blast!

    Chef Mickey's is easily one of my favorite character dining experiences on Walt Disney World Resort property. My family has dined there many times and each time we come away with new magical memories. Once, when my son was a toddler, he decided to sit on the floor when Pluto came to greet us. Pluto got right down on the floor next to him! Fortunately, I had my camera ready and snapped some quick pictures of this moment. It was so special!

    You have a few options for getting to this yummy destination from Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside. First, Walt Disney World bus transportation starts quite early. I've been on the bus at 6:30 a.m. before, heading to the theme parks. If you were able to catch a 6:30 a.m. bus to Magic Kingdom Park, you could then walk to Disney's Contemporary Resort (it's a short walk from the bus stop) for your dining reservation. For this route, you would probably be cutting it short on time.

    Your other two options are taking a taxi or using Disney's Minnie Van Service. Minnie Van Service begins at 6:30 a.m. each day, so I would speak with a Cast Member the night before about the best way to ensure the Minnie Van arrived first thing that morning. You would then be transported directly to Disney's Contemporary Resort, saving you quite a bit of time. This is probably the option I would choose myself!

    I hope this helps with your travels, Alyssa! Let us know if you have any other questions.

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Meet the Panelist: Tabitha, Tennessee

Hello all! I'm a happily married, proud mom to two young children, and I love to plan trips to Walt Disney World Resort. One of my favorite things about taking a Disney Parks vacation is that there is always something new and wonderful to discover, no matter if this is your first trip or if you visit multiple times per year. I'm excited to help you plan your next adventure!
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