Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Oct 31, 2009
    Kelly from CA 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.

    Visiting DW Jan. 28-30 (after our Disney Cruise). Is it necessary to make Fantasmic! Dinner Pkg reservations, or is this a less crowded time of year? Also, approx. how long is the bus ride from Carribean Beach Resort to Magic Kingdom at this time of yr?

    Hi, Kelly!  If it's possible, I always recommend the Fantasmic! dinner package for guests wanting to enjoy Fantasmic! without having to line up an hour before the show begins.  Even though the crowd level in late January should be a bit lighter, the show itself is wildly popular, so it's a good bet that you'll find a line quite long whether or not you go during an off peak time.

    If you would rather skip the dinner package, just be prepared to get a spot in line fairly early.  I don't think I've ever gotten a bad seat for Fantasmic!, but I usually have the family head over there pretty early.  We'll send my husband to grab some fruit and the kids are usually pretty content to stand there snacking while we wait. 

    The bus ride once you leave the Caribbean Beach resort to the Magic Kingdom is about 15 minutes.  You would have to add time to that based on where you are picked up and how many additional stops the bus has to make before it actually heads out to the Magic Kingdom. 

    Have a great vacation, and enjoy the cruise!  If you have questions about your upcoming cruise, we have a couple of cruise mom experts on the panel!  Karen and Kim are both veterans of many Disney Cruise Line voyages, and they would be happy to help plan your upcoming trip!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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