Chef Mickey
  • On May 7, 2019
    Deb from IL Asked

    Hi! We have 8:00 AM Character reservations at the Contemporary. We are staying at the Port Orleans resort. What is the best way for 6 of us to get there?

    Hi Deb!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I have dined at Chef Mickey's at Disney's Contemporary Resort many times, and it remains one of my favourite dining experiences.  Characters are subject to change, but on every occasion I have been there I have been greeted by Chef Mickey (of course!), Minnie, Pluto, Goofy and Donald.  They will each visit with your table for photographs and autographs, and there is also lovely opportunity for a photo of your group before being seated in the restaurant. You could take a bus to Magic Kingdom Park, then transfer to a monorail, or take the short walk to Disney's Contemporary Resort, but the Disney buses run approximately every 20 minutes, beginning from the Walt Disney World Resort hotels around 45 minutes before park opening (which on days with regular opening hours this would be 8.15am). If Extra Magic Hours are available at Magic Kingdom Park on this day (which would be 8.00-9.00am exclusively for Walt Disney World Resort hotel guests), the buses will start running around 7.15am. However, as I would recommend that you arrive at least 10 minutes before your dining reservation, I am not convinced that even if you boarded the first bus, you would arrive in time. In this instance, you might like to use the Minnie Van Service. They accommodate up to 6 Guests, are driven by Cast Members and are a really fun way to start your day! You can make your booking on the Lyft app, which will also show the cost of this service. Alternatively, you can stop by the front desk of your resort hotel and ask them to call you a taxi cab. Please allow a little extra time for this as there may not be a taxi readily waiting at the resort. 

    Please come back and visit us if you have any further questions. We will be happy to help you plan your magical vacation to Walt Disney World.

    ~ Sue
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