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  • On Jul 23, 2012
    Nicole from MI Asked

    We are staying at All-star movie and I would like to make reservation at CP, CM and 1900 park fare. How long should I give us for travel time and what time would suggest I make the reservation for?

    Hi Nicole,

    My general rule of thumb when estimating travel times on Disney property is to allow one whole hour from my point of origin to my destination.  That has worked well for me through the years. 

    If you are paying out-of-pocket for the meals you mentioned in your question, I suggest you reserve them for breakfast.  They are much less expensive at that time of day.  If you are using Disney Dining Plan credits to pay for your meal, book Chef Mickey's and 1900 Park Fare for dinner instead.  These meals are both fun and enchanting ways to end a busy day in the parks.  I also prefer the characters who appear in the evening at 1900 Park Fare (Cinderella, Prince Charming, the evil stepsisters...) over the ones who show up at breakfast time (Alice, the Madhatter...).  I would still plan to have breakfast at the Crystal Palace, though, because an early reservation there will permit you early admittance to the Magic Kingdom and there's nothing quite like walking down Main Street U.S.A. before the park opens.  Pure magic!  Ask for a reservation at least 30 minutes before park opening time.

    Let us know if you need any additional advice as you map out your dining plans for your upcoming trip.  We just love questions about dining at Walt Disney World!

    Best wishes,
    Jill

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Meet the Panelist: Jill, New Jersey

Lesson plans, college plans, vacation plans...as a teacher, college counselor, and incurable Disney fan I find myself constantly planning.  I love to share advice with friends who have yet to experience all that Walt Disney World has to offer! Learn More About Jill

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