• On Sep 1, 2017
    Domenic from NC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We will be arriving at MCO and utilize Magical Express. We arrive at 6:00 pm and have reservations at Chef Micky's at 7:45. Is there an issue with this timing? Utilizing luggage tags will the bags go directly to WL? Can we go directly to Contemporary?

    Hello Domenic! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    During a Walt Disney World Resort vacation in March 2015, my family arrived at Orlando International Airport, took Disney's Magical Express, Checked-In to our Resort Hotel and made it in time for our Advanced Dining Reservations at Chef Mickey's within 2 and a half hours.

    It was an Endlessly Magical yet rushed experience that we would definitely add more buffer time between for future experiences. With your outlined plans, you are leaving little room for any delays or errors in order for you to make your Advanced Dining Reservations at Chef Mickey's in time.

    The last time we stayed at Disney's Contemporary Resort, the Disney's Magical Express motorcoach shared stops with Disney's Wilderness Lodge Resort. While this is not guaranteed for your experience, it would allow you to be able to let your luggage go to your Resort Hotel Room and continue on to Disney's Contemporary Resort before you Check-In.

    I would attempt to reschedule my Advanced Dining Reservations for at least 30 minutes later, take Disney's Magical Express to Disney's Wilderness Lodge, Check-In at the Front Desk and take the Water Taxi to Disney's Contemporary Resort.

    For our visit, I inquired about taking Disney's Magical Express directly to Disney's Contemporary Resort by calling (407)939-1936 and was not able to board a motorcoach other than the one going to our own Resort Hotel.

    Good Luck with your plans!

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