Mom And Son Safari
  • On Mar 13, 2012
    Denise Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello, we Are arriving @ 4:35 in orlando, when can I expect to arrive at my hotel ? Is a 6:30 dinner reservation too risky at MK, we are staying @ Art of Imagination

    Hi Denise! Predicting timing when you are working with an airlines is next to impossible so it is best to give yourself plenty of time so you are not stressing to start a Disney vacation.

    IF your flight is on time you can expect to wait at baggage claim for a bit. They aren't considered the fastest in getting bags out unfortunately. The actual drive time to your resort will be anywhere from 30 to 40 minutes depending on traffic. At that time of night you could run into afternoon rush hour so this might take you on the longer side! Once you have checked into the resort and head to the Magic Kingdom you would need to give yourself at least 30 minutes for the trip.

    If you are using Magical Express and you can bypass the baggage claim you will still need to build in wait time for the bus and any other resort stops you might make before reaching Art of Animation.

    I think it would be highly unlikely for you to be able to make a 6:30pm reservation in the Magic Kingdom.  The entire family would be under stress and there are so many unknown variables and factors such as traffic and wait times for busses etc that it isn't worth the anxiety. I hope you are able to get something a bit later for your first night!
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