• On Jun 18, 2012
    Chelsea from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Flight arrives @ noon, using ME, staying at POFQ(no car). Would we have time to go to Blizzard Beach(closes @5) and to MK for 7:30 Dinner Reservations. We would spend another day at BB. Also how long would we have at BB if we land @ noon and closes @ 5pm?

    Hi there, Chelsea!

    You will want to figure at least an hour for your trip from Orlando International Airport to Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter. This will account for travel time, traffic, and any Resort stops made before yours. So if your flight lands on time and you disembark the plane at 12:15 PM, you'll be back "home" somewhere around 1:30 PM.

    If you pack your Blizzard Beach necessities into your day bags, you won't need to wait for luggage delivery, so you can check in, change, and be on your way. I'm reluctant to estimate a check-in time, but if there's a line, you might have a bit of a wait. Do you already have Magic Your Way tickets with the Water Parks Fun & More option, or will you be buying at Blizzard Beach? That, too, will change the amount of time.

    Plan to dedicate at least 45 minutes to the trip from POFQ to Blizzard Beach (which does include wait time for the bus). And you will need to give an hour back and then another hour, minimally, to the Magic Kingdom for your 7:30 PM dinner.

    My instinct is that you aren't going to have much time to play at the Beach. Since you have already planned another day, consider spending a few hours at Downtown Disney, or just heading over to the Magic Kingdom a few hours in advance of your reservation. You'll definitely not have a shortage of fun!

    See you later, celebrator,
    -Deborah B.

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Meet the Panelist: Deborah, Florida

As a Florida native, my life has always included Walt Disney World. Now I share that magic with my husband and my sons, ages seven and eight. In between trips to the World, I teach for the Department of English at the University of South Florida. Learn More About Deborah

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