Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Apr 11, 2010
    Kayla from LA Asked

    I have a reservation at Chef Mickeys on Thurs. June 3rd at 8:40. I'm staying at POP will i have enough time to go catch the epcot bus to then get a bus back to my hotel. Epcot seems to be the only park that may still be open after we are finished eating.

    Hi, Kayla! On Thurs., June 3, it looks like the Magic Kingdom is open one hour later than Epcot. I'd recommend using the Magic Kingdom as your nearest transportation hub. The Contemporary Resort is home to Chef Mickey's, and the resort is a five minute walk from the Magic Kingdom bus area.

    If you plan to be departing for your dinner reservation from Pop Century, take the Magic Kingdom bus from Pop Century, arrive at the Magic Kingdom bus area and walk to the Contemporary. (You could take the Magic Kingdom bus, walk to the resort monorail, and then monorail it to the Contemporary, but it will take slightly longer.)

    If you will be spending your afternoon at Magic Kingdom, upon exiting the park, take the resort monorail to the Contemporary.

    Here's what I'd do in your situation. Plan to arrive at the Contemporary at 7:30 p.m. (about an hour earlier than your Chef Mickey's advance dining reservation.) When you arrive, and depending on the ages of those in your party, go grab a drink at the bar of the California Grill, which is at the top of the Contemporary. Hold on to your receipt. Then, go enjoy your dinner with Mickey and his pals at Chef Mickey's. Around 9:50 p.m., head on up to the California Grill to watch the 10:00 p.m. presentation of Wishes from the outdoors observation deck (which even pipes in the soundtrack of Wishes to enhance the experience!) Use your receipt from the bar earlier that evening as your ticket for re-admittance to the California Grill. When Wishes is finished, take the elevator down, exit the Contemporary and walk back to the Magic Kingdom bus area for a ride back to Pop Century.

    You have an awesome evening in store for you!
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I’m the proud papa of two little pirates or princes (depending on the day!) I enjoy sharing information to help beginners with little ones - including naps, strollers, rider swaps, height restrictions, scary rides, touring plans, characters and dining. Learn More About Joel

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