Character Dining with Donald Duck
  • On Feb 29, 2020
    Katrina from WI Asked

    We have three character breakfasts planned for 8 am. One each at Epcot, magic kingdom & Animal kingdom. Do the buses run early enough to get us to these on time?

    Hi Katrina!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Thank you for sending in this question!  I always enjoy an early breakfast reservation in one of the theme parks.  There is something so magical about walking through the park just as it is waking up!  Remember to take some photos with a somewhat quieter backdrop of no other guests inadvertently walking into the background of your picture!

    Complimentary Disney Resort Transport will start operating from your Disney Resort hotel around 45 minutes before park opening.  You can check the opening times of each park on the calendar here.  However, even if the park is opening at 8.00am, with transport starting at 7.15am, I'm not sure that is early enough for you to comfortably make it to your breakfast reservation on time.  For the most time-efficient way to travel,  I would choose to use the Disney Minnie Van Service to take you to EPCOTDisney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, and specifically, Magic Kingdom Park.  You can order the Minnie Vans by using the Lyft app on your smartphone, where you will also see the cost of using this service, and place your order.  You can also order regular Lyft vehicles on the same app, but it's worth noting that the Minnie Vans are the only cars permitted to take you to the entrance of Magic Kingdom Park.  All other vehicles must drop you at the Transportation and Ticket Center, from where you need to take the monorail or ferryboat to the park entrance, therefore adding extra time to your journey. For EPCOT and Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, all vehicles will drop you close to the entrance.  You should arrive at the park around 30-40 minutes prior to your reservation, in order to clear the security bag check and make your way to your restaurant.  You will scan your ticket or MagicBand at the park entrance with a sign for 'Guests with early dining reservations'.

    Please come back and visit us again if you have any further questions.  We will be happy to help you plan your magical vacation to Walt Disney World Resort.

    Sue
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Meet the Panelist: Susan, United Kingdom

Hi, I'm Sue from England, and am very proud to be a member of the 2012 Walt Disney World Moms Panel. I love visiting Walt Disney World and I look forward to answering your questions when you are planning your magical vacation to Walt Disney World. Learn More About Susan

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