• On Oct 30, 2018
    John from CT 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 are visiting Magic Kingdom on 11/4/18. We aren’t staying on resort and have a reservation for Chef Mickey’s at 8:10am with plans to go to the park afterwards. Where is the best place to park and then what is the best way to transport to Chef Mickey’s?

    Hi John!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I'm so excited for your family because you dine with Mickey and his pals AND take in all of the beauty of Magic Kingdom Park in its holiday glory today! Pro Tip: Definitely check out the larger-than-life Gingerbread Display at Disney's Contemporary Resort located across the atrium from Chef Mickey's.

    All guests with a Disney Dining Reservation at a location in a Disney Resort Hotel do receive up to five hours of complimentary parking at that resort hotel so they can dine at their own leisure. This is very convenient for getting to breakfast, especially with an early reservation and small children.

    If you choose to park in the Magic Kingdom Park parking lot, you'll take the Resort Monorail from the Ticket and Transportation Center to Disney's Contemporary Resort Hotel. The bonus of this method is since your car will already be parked for the day, your family will get to use the smaller and expedited Bag Check and Security Areas when leaving breakfast. There are technically two of these for the Contemporary: one is located at the Monorail entrance on the Contemporary's 4th floor, and the other is on the walking pathway between the Contemporary and Magic Kingdom Park.

    If it were me, I'd park at Disney's Contemporary Resort for breakfast, and then have one person in my party re-park the car while the rest of us made our way over to Magic Kingdom Park. I'd send all of the gear and bags with the main group so the re-parker can utilize a 'Guests without Bags' security area as it's much faster.

    We'll See You Real Soon, John!
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Meet the Panelist: Kristen, Texas

Hi, I'm Kristen! I'm a mom to the best ride buddy and a military spouse who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Disneyland and Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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