Mom And Son Spaceship Earth
  • On Mar 14, 2011
    Santina from IL Asked

    Hi, Love all of your great answers!! First trip to disney!!! We are spending the day 5/31 at AK and have reservations at 6:20pm at Chef Mickey's, how long should I allow to get there using my own car?? Thanks so much!!!!

    Hi Santina,

    Your first trip to WDW, how exciting!

    In a personal car, the drive itself from the Animal Kingdom to the Contemporary will be about 15 minutes. However, if I were in your shoes, I would leave the Animal Kingdom park by 5:30. It will take a while to get to your car in the AK lot and then at the other end it will take a few minutes to park at the Contemporary and walk to the restaurant. I like to leave a travel-time buffer when headed to meal reservations at WDW - I'd MUCH rather be a few minutes early than possibly miss out on the chance to dine with Mickey Mouse himself.

    Have a great trip!
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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