Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Jan 30, 2009
    Nicole from GA Asked

    We are staying at WL and have ADR for breakfast at 8am at MK, HS and Epcot, one hour before the parks open on those days. What time would I need to leave WL to get to the parks in time for ADR if we drive or take Disney transportation?

    Hi Nicole!  The disney busses generally run from one hour before theme park openings. Therefore, I would definitely consider using your own transportation to reach the parks on time for your early morning dining.  You will have free parking being a resort guest and at that time of day you will have parking spots close in so that will be convenient when you are ready to leave.

    When taking the busses I would always give myself 45 minutes to an hour before a reservation time.  If you drive I think you can probably cut that down to 30-45 minutes but be aware most restaurants are often deep within the parks so once you are at the entrance you will still have a walk.  It is better to be a little early then late!  The Magic Kingdom will be the closest park for you but you cannot park right outside the gates as you can at the other parks. It will still take extra minutes.

    If you have any questions about the transportation check the website here and ask your resort cast members for assistance.  Have a wonderful vacation!
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