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  • On Jan 1, 2020
    Susanne from NH 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 9:30am. We have reservations at Ohana for 4:40pm. We were hoping to head to Epcot prior to our reservation. What is the quickest way to get from Epcot to the Polynesian and what time should we plan to leave Epcot?

    Aloha, Susanne! 

    It already sounds like your arrival day at Walt Disney World will be an incredible first day.  I can already taste the 'Ohana Bread Pudding à la mode at 'Ohana, which is one of my absolute favorite desserts.  To travel to Disney's Polynesian Village Resort from Epcot, the simplest way to do this is by monorail.  You'll be able to take the monorail from the front entrance at Epcot directly to the Transportation and Ticket Center then you can either enjoy a short walk to the Great Ceremonial House at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort (there will be signs directing you where to go) or transfer to a resort monorail.  The first stop will be Disney's Polynesian Village Resort; and when you enter the resort, you'll see 'Ohana off toward the back windows. 

    If I were doing this, I'd want to leave Epcot by 3:40 pm which should allow you plenty of time to arrive in case there are any unexpected delays.  Please keep in mind, too, that Epcot is a large theme park.  If you are in the World Showcase when it's time to leave, you will want to allow extra time to walk to the front entrance. 

    Wishing you a magical trip!  Please let us know if you have any further questions. -Kara
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Meet the Panelist: Kara, Nebraska

I’m a high school teacher with a family of 3 sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Nerd who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.

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