AA Mom And Kids Mickey Ice Cream Bar; DinoLand U.S.A.; animal kingdom
  • On Mar 12, 2012
    Cindy from IL 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 Timer.Staying at All Star Sports, have ADR for breakfast at Tusker House at 8:10. Park doesnt open til 9, will there a bus be running from my resort to AK that will get us there by 8? Also what are some must sees at AK? (I have a 12yr boy & 15yr g

    Hi Cindy! This is becoming a big question for everyone as getting to early morning dining reservations in the parks can be a challenge.  Although this will take some money out of pocket I strongly suggest you choose a taxi to get to the Animal Kingdom park on this specific day. Tusker House is a good walk once you arrive so you will want to be at the entrance no later then 7:50am.  A taxi would drop you off right in front and it would actually be closer then where the busses drop you. This would probably cost you around $20.  Notify your resort early enough so they can make sure they call for a taxi to be at the resort for you.  Once you arrive you would need to go through the far right turnstile where they allow all advanced dining guests to enter. Bring your reservation number in case your name doesn't appear on the master sheet.

    There are great things to see and do in this park and the big two are probably Expedition Everest and the Kilimanjaro Safari ride.  If you can take the time I think you would also enjoy the two walking trails, Pangani Forest and Maharajah Jungle Trek. These are the best places to see the tigers and gorillas! Don't miss It's Tough To Be A Bug which is the park's 3D attraction. Hopefully you will have time to enjoy the walk to the entrance and look for all the hidden animals carved into the Tree of Life as well as the posters once you are inside.  Please don't miss my absolute favorite show on property, The Lion King. This is an unbelievable show with the highest quality of entertainment that includes someone dancing with fire! If it is warm head to Kali River Rapids but understand you PROBABLY will get wet!  Other top things for your children's ages would be Flights of Wonder, Primeval Whirl, and Dinosaur.  If you get hungry head to Flametree Barbecue which is a quick service spot that has the best barbecue anywhere at Disney. Enjoy a relaxing bite next to the water and watch the Expedition Everest attraction in action!
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