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  • On Mar 31, 2013
    Kaitlin Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Arriving at Orlando Airport at 11 am. Magical express to POR. Wanted to go to Animal King. after checking in, but the park closes at 7 pm. Have 4 day base ticket (Spring Deal), which ended up being cheaper than just 3 day ticket. Enough time for AK?

    Hi Kaitlin,

    Thanks for stopping by the Moms Panel to get some tips for your upcoming vacation. Kudos to you for getting such a great offer for your tickets.

    I think you will have plenty of time to enjoy Disney's Animal Kingdom. If you land at 11am (barring any delays), you should be at Magical Express and boarding your bus within 40 minutes or so (maybe less). Remember, with the Magical Express, you don't have to claim your baggage as it will be picked up and delivered directly to your room. Just be sure to attach the special yellow baggage tags before your departure when you check your luggage. The bus ride to Port Orleans will take another 40 minutes or so, which gets you to Port Orleans Riverside within about an hour and a half after landing. Keep in mind this is just an estimate and crowd levels could affect this. However, that still gets you to your resort with plenty of time to check-in and head over to Animal Kingdom.

    If your room is not ready, the bell stand will happily store any carry-ons and the front desk can call or text you when your room is ready, even if you are in the park! So, head on over. Even if you didn't get to Animal Kingdom until 1:30 or 2pm, you would still have 4-5 hours in the park before closing. You want to take full advantage of that ticket and with that amount of time, you will be able to see quite a lot!

    Then, once you return to Port Orleans Riverside in the evening, your room should be ready (if it wasn't already), your luggage should be waiting in your room and you can relax and get a good night's sleep before beginning your next day at the parks.

    Have a "roar"-ing good time in Animal Kingdom!
    ~Allison L
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Texas

I am a mother of three that loves all things Disney...the never grow up mentality, the fairy tale endings and the ever changing Disney Parks. With so much to explore, I would love to help you discover all the magic and wonder your heart desires. Learn More About Allison

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