• On Feb 2, 2018
    Maciel from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I get to Disney on a Saturday and I have an 8:45pm reservation at Ohana's now our flight lands at 7:30 pm so I am cutting it very close, can the magical express take us to a different hotel or will they only drop you off at the hotel you have booked?

    Hi Maciel!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel. It sounds like you are getting ready for a fantastic vacation! Disney's Magical Express is my favorite mode of transportation between Walt Disney World Resort and Orlando International Airport because it's so nice to start your vacation with relaxing ride on the bus where your family can be entertained by Disney cartoons. You don't even have to worry about your luggage with Disney's Magical Express luggage delivery service! Unfortunately, you must be dropped off at your Disney Resort "home" hotel to start your Walt Disney World Resort vacation. So unless you are staying at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, you will need to plan transportation time from your vacation "home" to dinner at 'Ohana.

    I always allow three hours between the time our flight lands and our first planned dining reservation or activity to avoid a stressful start to our vacation. This accounts for time to get through the airport, the possibility that you will have to wait for your bus to leave, transportation time to Walt Disney World Resort, stops at other Disney Resort hotels that you may make on your way and a bit of a pad so you aren't rushed or stressed at the start of your trip. It doesn't account for transportation time from your "home" hotel to the location of your dining reservation. So I would recommend you consider a later reservation or enjoy your first dinner a bit closer to "home".

    Please let us know if you have any other questions as you continue planning your 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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