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  • On Feb 19, 2012
    Tabitha from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    we arrive at the airport at 930 am ....was wondering if ak would be a good plan for day one? and would i be able to plan for a tusker lunch at 205 will i make it in time??

    Hi Tabitha,

    Thanks for writing.  In my experience, I generally find that when I use Magical Express (and, therefore, bypass baggage claim at Orlando International Airport), that I arrive at my Disney Resort approximately 1.5 to 2 hours after my plan pulls into the gate. (That's a pretty conservative estimate in my experience.)  Assuming you don't have any major flight delays, I don't see any problem with making your 2:05 reservations at Tusker House.  Animal Kingdom is a good choice for your first day at Disney, but, then again, I can't think of a bad one!  If you stay until park close, you'll likely be able to see and enjoy most of the parks' highlights.  You may want to leave Kilimanjaro Safari for a repeat visit later on during your trip , however, because, in my experience on this attraction, I've seen the most animals when we've ridden early in the morning.  Some tend to take an afternoon siesta, particularly when it's warm!  Have a wonderful vacation!
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