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  • Hi! I'm arriving to WDW fri 8/2/13 about 5pm (plane lands 3:50pm), staying at PO River with DS 4yo & DM 66yo, got dinner reserv at Chef Mickey's 7:00pm. Is it possible after that to get to HS to see Fantasmic? We are on WDW for 3 days only till 8/5. Th
  • - Asked by Victoria from El Hatillo on 5/9/2013
  • It's great to hEAR from you again, Victoria! Chef Mickey's is one of my family's favorite Character DIning Experiences! I have always found that our Character Dining Experiences take approximately 60 - 90 minutes. Even with an Advanced DIning Reservation, we are not always seated immediately at table-service restaurants.  When dining at Chef Mickey's in the past, we have usually encountered a short 10-15 minute wait before being seated. According to the Disney Parks Calendar today, there will be a 9:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. showing of Fantasmic! on August 2, 2013. I would recommend checking the Disney Parks Calendar closer to your trip as operating hours are subject to change. I don't honestly believe you will have ample time to make the 9:00 p.m. showing of Fantasmic! at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Although it may be possible to make the 10:30 p.m. show, it will most likely depend on how long your dinner takes. I recommend arriving at least 45 minutes prior to the start of Fantasmic! as seating is limited. Although complimentary bus transportation will be available to transport you from Disney's Contemporary Resort to Disney's Hollywood Studios, a taxi will be your quickest method of transportation if you do not mind paying cab fare. I definitely understand wanting to ensure that you all get to see Fantasmic! as it is my favorite show at Walt Disney World and a "must see" experience for my family!  

    An alternate plan would be to visit Magic Kingdom Park following your dinner at Chef Mickey's located at DIsney's Contemporary Resort. The walk to Magic Kingdom Park from Disney's Contemporary Resort takes no longer than 10 - 15 minutes depending on how briskly you walk. I hope this information helps! Please don't hesitate to write me back with any additional questions. Best wishes for a magical trip, Victoria!
    Happy Travels,
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