Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Aug 15, 2010
    Carolyn from NJ 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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    We will visit for the 1st time in November 2010. The only reservation we could make at Chef Mickey's was at 7:05am. My questions are: does the bus run that early and if so, how long of a ride is it from the Carribean Beach Resort to Chef Mickeys?

    Hi Carolyn!

    I LOVE early morning character breakfasts!! Its great to be up, fed and fueled up on the Disney Magic before most guests are even thinking about getting out of bed!! Unfortunately, my kids have hit the teen years, so these experiences are few and far between for me these days!!

    Buses usually begin running about a half-hour before character breakfasts start. I would plan to be at the bus stop at Caribbean Beach at about 6:20 to 6:30 at the latest. You'll want to keep an eye out for a bus with indicating they are for Character Breakfasts. Be sure to ask the bus driver where they are going. Since Chef Mickey's is at the Contemporary, you'll have two options: a bus for resort dining to the Contemporary OR if it comes first, a bus to the Magic Kingdom. If you take the Magic Kingdom bus, the Contemporary can be reached via a walking path (10 min or so).

    Of course, if you prefer to reduce the travel time (and early morning stress), you could plan to use a cab for the morning. This will give you a few extra minutes to get ready, and going in the morning! If you plan on a cab, I'd plan on giving yourself about 1/2 hour to reach the Contemporary- which should be plenty of time.

    Hope you have a great vacation! Say HI to Mickey for me!
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