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  • Hi Kirsten. 38 days away-wondering about parking. Park opens at 9, have 8:40 res at Tusker, when does parking open at AK-what time should we get there? Also need a list of photopass+ centres, voucher says it's on back-nothing there though. Thanks-You rock!
  • - Asked by Sherry from Saskatchewan on 11/2/2013
  • Hi Sherry!

    It's so nice to hear from you again!

    Since other Guests will be dining at Tusker House as early as 8am, and the restaurant is a bit of walk into Disney's Animal Kingdom Park over to the Africa side, you'll find that the parking lot opens plenty early to allow you to be in time! I'd recommend that you plan to arrive by about 8:00/8:15am in order to park, process through bag check and the park turnstiles, and make your way over to Tusker House. Oh - and make sure that you're HUNGRY that morning because this is a great location to enjoy a very hearty breakfast full of variety and options!

    You've mentioned in the past that this is your first morning venturing into the parks, and that you're staying off-property. In order to be sure that you've already got your PhotoPass+ voucher redeemed for your card and lanyard in advance of your breakfast with Donald and friends, I'd recommend that you venture onto the WDW property, but not into a park, perhaps the day or night before your day spend at Animal Kingdom.

    The easiest location for you to access a PhotoPass Center would be at Downtown Disney in the Marketplace end. Visit 'Team Mickey' (located near TrenD) and you'll find a PhotoPass center within this retail shop.

    If you prefer, you can also consider visiting one of the Disney Resort Hotels which have their own PhotoPass Desks. Hours are a little more limited in the resorts (usually 8am - noon and again 5pm - 9pm) so consult your vacation itinerary to see what will work best for you. Walt Disney World Resort Hotels with PhotoPass desks include Disney's Beach Club Resort, Polynesian Resort, Grand Floridian Resort and Spa and Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge.

    I'd recommend Downtown Disney and Animal Kingdom Lodge (Jambo House) as being the locations which will be easiest to access. 

    I hope this info helps you out Sherry!
    Looking forward to hearing from you again soon!

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