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  • On May 18, 2021
    Chertres from MO Asked

    Do you have a way to get from the airport to a resort for a 4 year old? Or do I need to travel across the country with his car seat?

    Hi Chertres,

    Welcome to planDisney! How exciting to be in the midst of planning a vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort! Your transportation options will depend on the dates of your visit. Until the end of this year, Guests staying at Disney Resorts Collection properties can use Disney's Magical Express® transportation. I just returned from a trip and was able to take Disney's Magical Express service from the Orlando International Airport to Disney's Contemporary Resort.

    Beginning in January of 2022, Disney's Magical Express will no longer be available. You can consider using a ride-share service like Uber when requesting a vehicle with a car seat. With Uber, I have seen UberX Car Seat with seating up to four and Black SUV Car Seat with seating up to six as options when searching for rides. There are also other private transportation options available in the area. 

    Since you are planning a visit with a little one, I have to share a few additional tips. First, check your little one's height prior to arrival and then review the Attractions list (filtering by theme park) to see which rides your little one can ride. On our first visit with our girls, they were 5-years old and one was just barely 40 inches tall when we measured her at home. When we arrived at EPCOT and attempted to get in line for Soarin' Around the World, a Cast Member motioned for us to come over and have her height checked. Thankfully, she made it. She was so excited. I have also seen children being measured and not making it. The disappointment is real, so my advice is to know how tall your child is prior to your visit!

    With little ones, I also recommend a few character meals. If you are within your advanced dining reservation window and have not made reservations already, try booking Topolino's Terrace - Flavors of the Riviera. We adore this restaurant. The characters and music are so much fun. Another option would be Chef Mickey's. I just recently dined here, and we were able to see Mickey, Minnie and friends several times while dining. 

    Chertres, I hope this helps. We cannot wait to welcome you to a world of magic!

    Magic and memories,
    Donyell
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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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