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  • On Mar 15, 2010
    Kris from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Arriving at MCO, 12-16 at 2:30pm. Staying at BC Villas, taking Magical Express. Would love to take our 3 daughters to Chef Mickey's for dinner! What time should we make our reservation for and what's the best way to get there? Not renting a car.

    Hi Kris!

    A conservative estimate is you should get to the Beach Club Resort 2 hours after you land; sometimes Magical Express will get you there earlier and sometimes a little later, but I think 2 hours is perfect for planning purposes. 

    From the Beach Club, you should catch a bus to the Magic Kingdom.  Disney buses run every 15 to 20 minutes.  The trip from the Beach Club to the Magic Kingdom is very short; once you get there you just need to walk a 10 minute walk from the bus station to the Contemporary.  I would plan on 30 to 45 minutes for the whole trip, which includes waiting for the bus (the difference between 30 and 45 minutes is how long you think you'll have to wait for the bus in the first place). 

    Remember that it could take Magical Express several hours to deliver your luggage to your room.  You do not have to be there, but be sure to bring anything you need the first afternoon or evening in carry-on bags to make sure you will have it before your luggage arrives.

    Chef Mickey's is a wonderful Character Dining Experience.  Enjoy planning and write back if you have any more questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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