Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Aug 6, 2011
    Becky from TN 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 Orlando airport 1:30pm (Oct.). Typically how long does it take to get to the resort? (POP ) Chef Mickeys res at 5:55. Will we have time to go to MK? Fireworks and parade that night on calendar.

    Hi Becky! Dinner at Chef Mickey's is such a fun way to kick off a Walt Disney World vacation! Disney's Magical Express estimates that your travel time from the airport to your resort will range from 45 to 75 minutes. On some trips, I've arrived at my resort only one hour after I stepped off the airplane. However, on my most recent vacation, I had to wait a bit for other guests to board my Magical Express motorcoach, which then stopped at two other resorts before mine and encountered traffic delays, so it took two hours before I arrived at my resort. For planning purposes, I'd recommend that you estimate two hours to reach the Pop Century, but in most cases, you'll likely arrive sooner than that. You shouldn't have any problem making your 5:55 p.m. reservation at Chef Mickey's, and you'll likely even be able to spend an hour or two in the Magic Kingdom before dinner.

    After dinner you can hop on the monorail to head over to the Magic Kingdom to see the parade and fireworks. You should finish dinner at Chef Mickey's by 7:30 p.m. You'll find the Magic Kingdom park calendar by clicking here so you can see the park hours and the times of the parade and fireworks on the day you're visiting.
    Have a magical vacation! Come visit us again at the Moms Panel if you have more questions! We'd love to help!
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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, North Carolina

I'm a busy mom of two from North Carolina who loves to find ways to stretch a Disney Dollar so that I can enjoy the luxury of Disney's deluxe resorts and fine dining. Learn More About Amanda

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