Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On May 16, 2015
    Susan from TN 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.

    Will be at WL what time do the buses or boats leave for MK? We have an early breakfast before MK opens? Thanks!

    Hi, Susan! Thanks so much for stopping by with your question.

    I just looked over the transportation hours for Disney's Wilderness Lodge Resort. There are two separate boat launches at your Resort hotel, the blue flag boat and the red flag boat. When headed to Magic Kingdom, be sure to hop on the red flag boat, which is usually on the left side of the dock. This boat shows current operational hours as a half hour before park opening to an hour and a half after the park closes. This is not going to work for you, so you will need to hop on the Magic Kingdom bus from the Resort.

    The regular bus transportation hours are listed as beginning operation one hour before the park opens. However, Disney does realize that Guests require transportation to those oh-so-popular breakfasts scheduled before the parks open. In my experience, we have hopped on the buses as early as 6:45 a.m. numerous times. The bus from your Resort will also make a stop at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground before heading to Magic Kingdom, so make sure you give yourself plenty of time to get to your magical breakfast.

    If you just really enjoy the boats and absolutely want to use them on this day, you do have one other option. The blue flag boat launch that I mentioned earlier usually starts running at 6:45 a.m., headed to Disney's Contemporary Resort. You could sail over to that Resort and follow the path to walk over to Magic Kingdom. This could take a bit longer than the bus ride, but I just wanted to make sure you knew about this option in case you need a little more experience sailing than it's a small world will provide you.

    I hope this helps you plan your day a little easier. Please stop by again if you think of any other questions as you continue to plan. Have a wonderful vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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