• On May 14, 2018
    Traci from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How much time do we need to get to Dining reservations from AoA? Can we take the buses or will we need to find other transportation to get there on time? -8:55 am @ BOG -8:25 am @ Tusker House

    Hello again, Traci! I am so glad you stopped by with another great question for us. I really do love the early morning Advance Dining Reservations. Don't get me wrong - I do appreciate being able to sleep late during vacation. But I can be easily lured out of bed when I know there is a magical breakfast with our favorite Disney characters waiting for us! The breakfast at Tusker House Restaurant is one of my favorites. The characters are dressed in their safari attire and the food is delicious, especially the Jungle Juice!

    You can definitely plan to take the complimentary Disney transportation buses for your early morning adventures. The buses do not begin regular schedules until around 45 minutes to an hour before park opening. However, Disney does understand that many guests will head to the parks much earlier for Advance Dining Reservations. In my experience, I have been able to catch an early breakfast bus by 7:00 a.m. You should have no trouble boarding a bus an hour ahead for your trip to Disney's Animal Kingdom Park and around an hour and half early for your Magic Kingdom Park breakfast. I am suggesting that extra half hour for Be Our Guest Restaurant because I find it can take a bit longer to go through security that time of day.

    If you find yourself pressed for time, the Minnie Van Service is the best way to arrive in style! Simply see a Concierge Cast Member at your resort for directions on how to add this service to your Lyft app. My favorite part of using the Minnie Vans is that they drop guests off right at each theme park's bus circle, making them quick and convenient!

    Thank you for stopping by, Traci! It was great to hEAR from you again and please let us know if you think of any other questions as you continue to plan your pixie-dusted adventures!

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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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