Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On May 1, 2012
    Pamela from SC 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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    1st time visitors w\ DH & DD4. Our 1st night we are having dinner @ 1900 Park Fare @ 6:00. How long does the boat ride take from the MK to the Grand Floridian? What times & where they board. Thank you so much for all your help.

    Hey Pamela!  Congratulations on your very first Walt Disney World Vacation!  You are going to love dining at Cinderella's Happily Ever After Dinner at 1900 Park Fare!  Although Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is a short 5-10 minute boat ride from the Magic Kingdom, I would allow myself 45 minutes to one hour travel time upon exiting the Magic Kingdom. You may time it perfectly leaving the Magic Kingdom, but there is sometimes a wait for a boat launch to arrive at the Magic Kingdom. The boat launch arrives approximately every 20 minutes and the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa will be the first stop after leaving the Magic Kingdom. When exiting the Magic Kingdom main gate, the boat dock will be slightly to your right just before the entrance to the monorail. There will be a sign clearly marking which area to line up for guests traveling to Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Also, guests are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes prior to their Advanced Dining Reservations. I hope this information helps!  Please let me know if I can answer any other questions for you, Pamela. Best wishes for a Magical First Trip!
    Happy Traveling,
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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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