• On Mar 29, 2018
    Vincent from AZ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are arriving on Monday at 730p and staying at Bdwalk Villas, we are coming from PHX so it will only be 430 for us and we will need to get something to eat. I made a res at Chef Art Smiths for 930, is that enough time to take ME, checkin & get there

    Hi Vincent!

    Thanks for visiting Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I love Chef Art Smith's Homecomin' where the fried chicken is simply indescribably delicious. I'm visualizing all that must unfold for you to get your fried chicken. I won't say it's not doable, but I will say it feels a bit tight on time.

    Here's my thinking. You arrive at 7:30. You need time to disembark and walk down to Ground Transportation to check-in for Disney's Magical Express and wait to board. Travel time is typically about 45 minutes to Walt Disney World, and the motorcoach will stop at neighboring resort hotels as needed to drop off Guests. Once you arrive at Disney's BoardWalk Inn, you need to get to Disney Springs. You need  time to walk from the Town Center bus stop to the restaurant.

    Now, you could speed up your plans. You can do online check-in. You can have Disney's Magical Express bring your checked bags to your room. You can keep any carry-on bags with you. You can ride the Minnie Van Service. Do all these and you could step off Disney's Magical Express and head straight to Disney Springs. Hopefully, though, you can see why I say it feels a bit tight on time.

    As someone who prefers not to rush, I'd make reservations at one of the BoardWalk-area restaurants, including those on the BoardWalk itself, at Disney's Yacht Club Resort, Disney's Beach Club Resort, Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel, or Walt Disney World Swan Hotel.

    Enjoy your Disney!

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The playful and creative optimism of all things Disney has enthralled me since I was a kid. I loved watching "The Wonderful World of Disney" on Sunday nights, seeing all the live-action and animated classics in theaters, and — of course — visiting "The Most Magical Place on Earth" for the first time 45 years ago. These days, the big kid in me still loves to play Disney. As a long-time Disney destinations vacationer, I'm looking forward to helping you play Disney starting here at planDisney! Learn More About Jerry

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