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  • On Oct 4, 2009
    Kelly from IA 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 at 6:45 pm Fri Nov 7. Would like to see 9:00 fireworks at Poly. Do we have time to ride ME to AsMu to check-in and get back to the Poly in time?

    Hi Kelley,

    I think you may be cutting it too close to catch Wishes from the Polynesian on the first night of your vacation.  If your plane arrives on time, you'll still have to take the tram to the Magical Express counter.  Then you have to check in and get in line for your bus.  I think the earliest you can plan on arriving at All Star Music will be be around 8:00 (and that's if everything falls into place super smoothly).  Check in at the resort will take at least 15 minutes (possibly longer).  Then you'll have to wait for the bus to get you to Magic Kingdom.  From there, you'll have to take the monorail to the Polynesian Resort.  Overall, I think you would be better off enjoying fireworks on a different night. 

    If you're looking for something fun to do on your first night, you might consider heading to Downtown Disney.  The shops are open until after 11:00.  You can grab a bite to eat, get a treat at Goofy's Candy Company and do some window shopping.  You might even want to consider trying out the new Design a Tee store where you can make your own personalized shirts for your trip.

    If the weather is nice, you may even want to take a ride on Characters in Flight - a tethered balloon that takes you 300 feet in the air.  I bet the views of the fireworks are spectacular from there!

    Hope this helps.  Have a magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Rhode Island

I am Diane from RI.  My husband and I have 3 children. I took my first trip to Walt Disney World when I was 11 and I have traveled many times since then with all different party sizes.   Every aspect of planning a vacation is pure joy to me. Learn More About Diane

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