Disney's Magical Express
  • On Aug 2, 2019
    Karen from MA 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 at the Orlando Airport at 4pm. We planned to use the Magical Express Transport to get us to the Polynesian Resort. We have a dinner reservation at the Contemporary at 8pm. My question is how long will it take us to get to the Polynesian?

    Hi Karen!

    I'm excited to see that you will be staying at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort during your vacation! It's my favorite Disney Resort hotel and my family and I are counting down until our next visit "home"! I love the beautiful theming of this hotel because it feels like a tropical oasis. Plus, I think the quick service and table service restaurants at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort are phenomenal. One of our "must-do's" for all of our trips is breakfast at Kona Cafe, so be sure to stop in during your visit!

    Disney's Magical Express is a great way to start your vacation because it makes traveling from Orlando International Airport to your Disney Resort hotel so easy! I recommend that you allow three hours between your scheduled flight arrival time and the time when you will be at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort ready to start your first vacation activity. This will give you plenty of time to get through the airport, wait for your bus to depart, travel to Walt Disney World Resort, navigate through any traffic you may face and make stops at other Disney Resort hotels before arriving at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. In my experience, I have found that the trip can sometimes be faster depending on the time of day you are arriving, but planning three hours in your itinerary leaves plenty of time so you never feel rushed when you start your trip.

    Once you arrive at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, you will still need to travel to Disney's Contemporary Resort for your dinner. You will find that it's just a quick trip on the resort monorail to get to Disney's Contemporary Resort for your meal, so your 8:00 p.m. reservation is perfectly scheduled as the first event in your vacation itinerary!

    Let us know if we can help you again as you continue preparing for your magical trip. T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to two little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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