Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Apr 4, 2012
    Debbie 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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    Thanks Jodie!...a follow up, we have character breakfasts for Chef Mickey's and Tusker House, since it will be before parks open 7:30am CM and 8:00am TH can we take Buses to Comtemporary and Animal Kingdom or should we drive then too?

    Thanks for the follow-up question, Debbie!  Our family enjoys the Disney Character DIning Experiences and Chef Mickey's is our favorite!  Chef Mickey's is a great way to start the day by having breakfast with the "Fab 5" and feasting on a bountiful buffet, complete with Mickey waffles!  Disney does provide complimentary bus transportation for guests traveling to early Advanced Dining Reservations at the parks and resorts. I would recommend taking the early bus transportation to Chef Mickey's located at Disney's Contemporary Resort especially if you will be visiting the Magic Kingdom afterwards. However, if you will not be touring a park after your delicious meal, then I would drive to Disney's Contemporary Resort. I would also recommend speaking with your Resort Concierge the evening prior to your Advanced DIning Reservation at Chef Mickey's to check on timing and availability of the early bus transportation. For your breakfast at Donald's Dining Safari Breakfast at Tusker House in Disney's Animal Kingdom, I would probably still drive so that you do not have to wait on the bus transportation since you mentioned that was a concern of yours. Although there should not be many guests waiting on the early bus, you could potentially allow yourself a little extra time to sleep in or get ready by driving to the park. Now, if Disney's Animal Kingdom park opens at 8:00 a.m. on the day of your Advanced Dining Reservation, then regular bus transportation will be running at that time. Regular Disney bus transportation begins running approximately one hour prior to park opening. I hope I have helped!  Keep those questions coming... I would love to assist you with all your vacation planning needs. Best wishes for a Magically Delicious Trip!
    :-) Jodie
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Meet the Panelist: Jodie, Georgia

Hey, y'all! I'm the mother of four amazing kids and wife to my very own Prince Charming!  After working as a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, I recently traded in my scrubs to work as a Physician Recruiter for my local hospital. My friends call me the "Queen of Disney," and I would love to put all my experiences and knowledge to work in order to assist you in planning a magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Jodie

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