EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On May 17, 2009
    Marissa from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi again. sorry for all the questions! 2:54 pm arrival at MCO 6/21. Staying offsite near Seaworld (about 20 mins from Disney). Have 7:45 pm dinner reservation at Chef M's. Will we have enough time to get our car, get checked in, and get to dinner on time?

    Hi, Marissa!  One thing definitely working in your favor here is that you are arriving on a Sunday, which means you won't encounter too much traffic heading from the airport to the hotel, or from the hotel to Walt Disney World.  I would suspect you have allowed yourself plenty of time to get to Chef Mickey' in time for your 7:45 dining reservation.

    I always allow an hour from the time I get off of the plane until I can actually leave the airport, especially if I am renting a car.  It doesn't always take that long, but you never know what kind of line you might encounter at the rental car counters.  From the airport to the SeaWorld area is about 20 minutes, then give yourself a half hour to check in and put your things in your room.  That leaves you time to rest up from your day or you can head over and check out the Downtown Disney area while you wait for your reservation. 

    If you are staying at the hotel, I'd plan on leaving for the Contemporary about 45 minutes prior to your reservation.  That allows time to get to the hotel, park, and make your way up to the restaurant in time to check in.

    Have a great vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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