• On Nov 7, 2016
    Janine from NY 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 MCO airport around 5pm. How long can I expect the magical Express to take to my hotel (Art of Animation)? Trying to decide where and what time to make a dinner reservation for that night

    Hey, Janine!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Disney's Magical Express is luxury travel from the airport that only an Imagineer like Mickey Mouse could dream up.

    Once you check-in at Disney's Magical Express (Main Terminal Building on Side B, Level 1 in the Ground Transportation area), you will have a 10-30 minute wait for the motorcoach to depart as they try and fill the bus. The travel time from the airport to Disney's Art of Animation Resort is about 35 minutes. I would budget 90 minutes from the time your plane lands until you will be at your Disney Resort hotel. We have made it in as little as 60 minutes but it usually takes 60-90 minutes.

    Since your plane lands at 5:00 p.m. I would make a dining reservation no earlier than 7:30 p.m. giving you time to freshen up and padding for any delays. If your plane is very delayed then contact Disney Dining (407-WDW-DINE or 407-939-3463) and explain to them your dilemma.

    Disney Dad Tip: If you have Disney's Magical Express deliver your luggage you will need to allow up to 3 hours for delivery. I recommend packing your MagicBands and anything important you will need for your first evening at the place "where dreams come true."

    Janine, enjoy making many Magical Memories at Walt Disney World Resort!

    Jason °O°
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Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a Disney Dad raising two fantastic boys with my wife. We love the hidden treasures found on both coasts at the "Happiest Place on Earth" and "Most Magical Place on Earth."  I am so excited to share my "yEARS" of pixie-dust covered experiences with you while planning your Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

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