Buses for the Magic Kingdom and Magic Kingdom Resort Area will start running at 6:30am DAILY.
Buses for Animal Kingdom/Animal Kingdom Lodge will start running at 7:00-7:15am DAILY.
Buses for the Disney/MGM Studios (covering the Epcot Resort Area) will start running at 7:00-7:15am DAILY.
Buses for Epcot (Princess Breakfast at Norway) will start running at 7:00-7:15am DAILY.
This information is valid EVERY DAY, and for ALL DISNEY RESORTS serviced by Bus transportation.
These buses are for Breakfasts only, and should not be used for general park access. Always let the driver know where you are going
upon boarding the bus. Most times, the driver will be able to take you directly (ie: Contemporary, for Chef Mickey's) but sometimes
this is not possible. As such, you should always allow time for a connection when going Resort to Resort. Actual arrival times will
vary by location.
Best Strategy for Getting Reservations for Cinderella's Royal Table Character Breakfast.
You MUST call exactly 180 days before the date you want to dine at the Castle for breakfast. And, you MUST
start calling a couple of minutes before WDW Dining opens (7 AM, on all days including weekends and holidays.
All times are US EASTERN).
There are two possible greetings:
a) Thank you for calling the Disney Reservation Center. Our office is closed... (hang up immediately as soon as you hear the words "Our office" and hit redial immediately).
b) Thank you for calling the Disney reservation center (pause). You're in and on hold! Wait! Do NOT hang up or you will lose any chance of a ressie!
Please note that as of October 2003, there is now a series of questions being asked. There is no way around them so listen carefully and press the buttons in
response to each question.
Upon speaking to a "live person", interrupt the lucky CM and blurt out "I need Cindy's, for June xx, for x people, any available time". The CRO rep will understand your temporary rudeness, and you'll make up for it later with endless amounts of gratitude...
Don't try and pick a specific time. Any delays will seriously hinder your ability to get a reservation.
Use the 407-WDW-DINE (939-3463) number to directly call WDW Dining so you don't get caught in a transfer cue from
CRO. This can amount to up to a 12 second delay in getting to Dining.
You will also need a credit card and there is now a cancellation policy. For more information, click here:
New Cinderella's Royal Table Reservations Policy
Best Strategy for Getting the Chef's Table at Victorica & Albert's.
Yet, another difficult to obtain reservation. Call exactly 180 days before the date you want to sit at the Chef's Table
and as early as possible. WDW Dining opens at 7 AM (ET), Monday thru Friday and on weekends and holidays. There's
only one seating for the Chef's Table per evening and it is not available on Wednesdays or Saturdays.
There is a separate number to call for V&A's, it's 407-939-7707. That gets you directly to the department
that books for V&A's Dining & Entertainment Services.
A Credit card is needed at time of the booking and the names of all the people in the party. This is so they can
personalize the menus for each person. A dress code is in affect as well. Gentlemen must be in tie and jacket and
Ladies should be in evening wear.
Best Strategy if you don't have a Reservation.
Plan on showing up at the restaurant either before or after the traditional meal times if it's a busy season. Or,
if you don't mind waiting from 15 to 60 minutes for a table, just show up and check in with the CM at the restaurant's
A lot of people report during slow times of the year, no problems at all just showing up and getting a table with
little wait times. However, if you want to guarantee a table, it is best to make a reservation for it ahead of time. That
way you won't be disappointed.
Best Strategy for Watching Illuminations from Rose & Crown Restaurant.
The Rose & Crown Restaurant in the United Kingdom pavillion in EPCOT's World Showcase has an outside patio where
you can watch EPCOT's Illuminations nightly fireworks show without having to battle crowds of other people.
Illuminations is presented nightly at 9 PM. You should make the PS time for around 7:15 PM to 7:45 PM to ensure
a table during Illuminations. To try and get a patio table, ask the CM to note it when you make your reservation. They can
not guarantee you'll get it. If you are at EPCOT earlier in the day, you may want to stop by the Rose & Crown and
ask the CM at the podium if you can have a patio table. Again, no guarantees, but it doesn't hurt either.
UPDATE: WDW Dining or the CMs at Rose & Crown's podium no longer can take requests for patio seating. It's
now first come, first served.
However, even if you have an indoor table, the CMs allow those people to come out and watch. Just be courteous
to those that have patio tables.
Will I need a Credit Card to Hold a Reservation?
There was a time when you only needed a credit card for the dinner shows or some of the special children's events. Use the link below to see the latest information on
what location require credit cards and have cancellation fees.
The credit card won't be charged unless you fail to show and not cancel the AR within 48 hours of the reservation time.
The charge will be $10 per person on the AR.
For a summary of AR Restaurants and Event that need credit cards, check out our PS Credit Card Policy page.