• On Feb 3, 2013
    Laura Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We're arriving April 25 at Orlando MCO at 10:35 am. What time do u think we will arrive at Port Orleans Riverside? Any advice on what to do on our first day of 6?

    Hi Laura!

        Typically, I budget 1 1/2 to 2 hours to get to your Walt Disney World Resort from the Orlando International Airport using Disney's Magical Express. I have had trips where Magical Express only took 1 hour but I have had some that it took around 2 hours to get to my Resort. I would estimate that you would be at Port Orleans-Riverside by 12:35 pm at the latest.  I typically do not like to use up a park ticket on arrival day unless there is Evening Extra Magic Hours at one of the parks.  My suggestion to you is to check in your room and get settled.  After you have done that, you could go to Downtown Disney to eat dinner, explore, and shop.  I often regret planning too much on arrival day and I have learned that traveling can take a lot out of you.  I have found that it is better to take it easy on your arrival day and then you are ready to hit the parks on your first full day of your Walt Disney World vacation!

    I hope that your next Walt Disney World vacation is truly magical in every way!

    Keep Dreaming Big!
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Meet the Panelist: Marc, New York

I am a single Father to one incredible boy.  I would love nothing more than to provide people with Disney vacation planning that will enable them to have a new experience or make their Disney vacation just a little more magical! Learn More About Marc

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