Mom And Son On Run
  • On Jan 5, 2011
    Beth from TX Asked

    Have a reservation at Chef Mickey's at 9:45am on the day we leave, flight is at 2:15. We're staying at the Wilder. Lodge. Will we have time to eat and be back at the hotel for the shuttle? Not sure how long b'fast will take or when shuttle will pick up.

    Hello Beth!
         Chef Mickey's is an awesome place to have breakfast!  My son and I give Chef Mickey's two thumbs up for great food and awesome character interaction.  There is a boat that leaves from the Wilderness Lodge Dock and travels to the Contemporary (sometimes this boat will stop at Fort Wilderness on the way to the Contemporary).  I would recommend that you arrive at the Wilderness Lodge Boat Dock by 9:00 am at the latest.  It would not hurt to be a little early to Chef Mickey's.  I would also recommend that you check your bags in before your breakfast if you are planning to use the Resort luggage check in for Magical Express.  Also it would be beneficial to check out of your room before breakfast too because you may not have time after breakfast to check out before the check out time of 11:00 am.  Even though Chef Mickey's is a buffet and you can eat at your own pace, I would leave 1 to 2 hours for your breakfast.  This way you will not feel rushed and you will be able to have quality character interaction. 

         The Magical Express pickup at your Resort is typically 3 hours before your flight, so you can expect a Magical Express pickup time of 11:15 am.  So that only leaves you 1 hour to eat breakfast and 30 minutes to get back to Wilderness Lodge for your Magical Express pickup.  If you want to get back to Wilderness Lodge quicker, you can take a taxi directly from the Contemporary to Wilderness Lodge (this will cost you under $20.00). 

        The bottom line is you may have just enough time to eat breakfast at Chef Mickey's and get back in time for your Magical Express pickup time, but you may feel rushed.  It may be possible to get an earlier reservation as well which will help you with your time crunch.

    May you have a magical breakfast at Chef Mickey's!

    Keep Dreaming Big!
    Marc
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Meet the Panelist: Marc, New York

I am a single Father to one incredible boy.  I would love nothing more than to provide people with Disney vacation planning that will enable them to have a new experience or make their Disney vacation just a little more magical! Learn More About Marc

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