Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Oct 3, 2011
    Stephanie from TN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Arriving last week of Feb into first of March. Have booked T rex cafe for 4 pm, but our flight arrives at 1 :35; we are using Magical express & staying at POR. Will we make it? Need res for 3 people, They have later ADR for 2 ppl but not 3.

    Hi Stephanie,

    It's difficult to predict your resort arrival time as it'll depend on many factors including an on-time flight.

    I just returned from a weekend at WDW and can share with you my personal experience involving Disney's Magical Express.

    From the time I stepped off the plane (and I was near the back) to the time that I was in line for my bus to WDW, it took 20 minutes. I was able to go directly to the bus lines rather than waiting at the DME counter because I had my vouchers. The line to actually go to the counter was lengthy. Ask if you can by-pass it as long as you have your DME vouchers in hand!

    I was near the front of the line for the next bus to my hotel. I spent 15 minutes in line before we were escorted outside to the next bus. It took five minutes to load the bus and then we promptly departed the airport.

    We made a stop at another resort before getting to my hotel. Airport to first resort was 25 minutes. Five minutes to unload passengers. Then another 5 minutes to get to my resort. Since I used online check in, I quickly picked up my packet and was in my room 15 minutes arriving the resort.

    It took exactly 1 hour and 30 minutes from the time that I exited the plane until I was in my room.

    If everything is on time and traffic cooperates, you can make it! However, during our January vacation we stayed at Port Orleans Riverside and had plans for T-Rex Cafe on our first evening and we did not make it. Our flight was late, Disney's Magical Express took longer, and the line for Check In was long. There's a lot of variables but hopefully you'll get there in time. Take a taxi to dinner, if needed!

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Meet the Panelist: Kimberly, Tennessee

I am a stay-at-home mom with a 12 year old son. I thrive on planning vacations, especially to WDW. Inspiring families to vacation at Disney with a memorable itinerary and budget-saving tips is extremely rewarding for me. Learn More About Kimberly

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