Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Jul 4, 2009
    Courtney from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi Erin, We arrive on Sept 25th to MCO at 2:30 is it realistic to get to the Fantasmic show that evening? Also would the family arriving to MCO 4:30 be able to meet us there? Staying at POP. Thanks!

    Assuming that your flight is on time, I don't think you'll have any problem getting to the 8:00 p.m. showing of Fantasmic on September 25.

    Let's say you're leaving the airport between 3:00 - 3:30 (giving you time to use the restroom and either collect your bags and get your car, or get to the Magical Express desk). The trip from the airport to the Pope Century hotel takes between 30 and 60 minutes depending on whether you have a car or are taking ME. Even if you experience a few glitches, you should certainly be at the Pop by 5:00. This gives you plenty of time to check in, freshen up, and take the bus to Disney's Hollywood Studios. I would try to leave the Pop by 6:00. The bus ride itself is only a few minutes, but with one show of Fantasmic that night, you are likely to experience a line to get in. Generally people start lining up for Fantasmic an hour or more in advance.

    As for your family arriving two hours later, I think it's unlikely that they'll be able to make it to Fantasmic that night. However, it might be possible if every possible connection goes as smoothly as possible.

    Good luck!
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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