Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Feb 2, 2013
    Shannon 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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    Staying at the Wilderness Lodge in May and have scheduled a Character breakfast at Chef Mickey's at 7:25am. How much time should we allow for the boat and monorail ride to the Contemporary? What time does the transportation start running?

    Hi Shannon, 

    Thank you for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question.  In order to arrive on time for your breakfast reservation at Chef Mickey's you will need to take a boat from Wilderness Lodge to Disney's Contemporary Resort.  There is no need to take the Monorail.  Disney suggests leaving 90 minutes of travel time to reach your destination, however, in my experience, I have found that giving yourselves an hour would be plenty of time. Typically transportation starts an hour before the Theme Parks open, (Extra Magic Hours included) but I have found that the boats and monorail will be running if restaurants are open as well.  I would confirm what time transportation will be starting with a Cast Member at your hotel for the day of your arrival just to make sure you will make your reservation on time.  If by chance the boat is not running that early, you can always catch a taxi to arrive at your destination in time.  

    I hope that helps Shannon.  If you have any other questions please let me know, I would be happy to help!

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