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  • On Oct 17, 2010
    Robert from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We will be arriving at Orlando International Airport at 11:05 and are staying at the Carribean. We have lunch reservations at 2:00 at the Crystal Palace. Do you think we will be able to make it? Can we go directly to the MK? Thanks!

    Hi, Robert!  If you are using the Magical Express transportation option, I would allow at least an hour from the time you land until you arrive at your resort, assuming you allow Magical Express to collect your luggage.  If you are going to wait for your luggage so that you can bring it yourself to your resort, add about a half hour onto that amount of time.

    Magical Express does not go directly to the Magic Kingdom - or any of the theme parks - so you will have to head right to your resort.  If you do not have carry-on bags that are too much to take into a theme park, and if you don't have to check in to get your park passes, you can definitely check in later and either head right to the bus stop to wait for Magic Kingdom transportation, or grab a taxi at the front of your resort.  I would say this puts you into the Magic Kingdom right around 1 - 1:30.  

    If you do have luggage that you will hand carry and would like to check in, you should still have time to do so before heading to the Magic Kingdom.  I'd play it by ear, keeping an eye on your time.  You can decide last minute if it's better to hail a cab or if you have time to wait for the bus.

    Have a wonderful vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a wife, mother to three daughters and a son-in-law, and earning my Grandmom ears. I'm a law student and former teacher. I have planned vacations for all sorts celebrations, but really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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