• On Sep 14, 2017
    Lori from NS Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We're 14 days away!! We land at MCO @1:15, magical express to AofA and we have 530 reservations at Mickey's Backyard BBQ. How long can I expect for transportation, check in and getting to the BBQ?

    Hello Lori and thanks for bringing your valued question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. 
    Oh boy! I can just imagine how excited you must be with your stay at the larger than life Disney's Art of Animation Resort right around the river bend in a few short days time; I love it when my own counter to Disney gets down into the lower digits! 
    You've already made some wonderful choices by deciding to utilise Disney's Magical Express which including negotiating arrivals at Orlando International Airport I would say, should deliver you safely to your Resort hotel within 2 hours of your aircraft touching down. However it's worth remembering that both airline and traffic delays are sometimes inevitable and of course totally beyond control. 
    So you can head straight into the wilderness and make it in good time to Mickey's Backyard BBQ be sure to do an Online Check-In prior to arrival at Disney's Art of Animation Resort. This means upon arrival at the Resort you can walk directly to the Online Check-In desk where a friendly Cast Member can quickly process the check-in before handing you a Welcome Pack and so on; you'll also need a current ID to validate check-in. 
    Resort Transportation is the very best way to get around Walt Disney World Resort and in my experience I would allow at least 1 hour to travel between Disney destinations, after all you are on vacation!
    Have a great Disney day. 
    ~ Jane
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Meet the Panelist: Jane, United Kingdom

As the UK "Mum" on the planDisney Panel I'm able to assist those lucky Guests visiting Walt Disney World Resort from the United Kingdom who generally enjoy a whole 2 week magical stay. The planning and organising of resorts, Advance Dining Reservations and extra pixie dusted holiday fun for solo travellers, large or small family groups is my absolute pleasure! Learn More About Jane

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