Mom And Kids Mickey Ice Cream Bar
  • On Oct 15, 2012
    Katie Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Our flight arrives at 4:47pm. Our reservation at Rainforest Cafe is at 8:00pm. We are staying at POP. Will Magical Express get us to our hotel in time to check in and then hop on a bus Downtown?

    Hello Katie!

    The typical journey from Orlando International Airport to your Walt Disney World Resort Hotel on Disney's Magical Express takes around one hour.  If you're arriving on a weekday, there is a chance you may hit some rush hour traffic.  You'll want to check-in and drop your bags in your room.    Then you'll need to head back to the bus stop to grab a bus to Downtown Disney Area.  I recomend arriving no later than 7pm to grab the bus (always allow around an hour for travel time around Walt Disney World).  You should be able to make it to Rainforest Cafe by 8pm, but you are probably going to start out your vacation rushing around to make the dinner reservation.  

    Our family does not make Advanced Dining Reservations for our arrival day.  Instead, we grab a bite to eat at our hotel while exploring the grounds, or pick up a sandwich at Earl of Sandwich in Downtown Disney.  This way we can relax and recharge before diving head-first into the magic the next day.

    I hope this helps, Katie!  Please let me know if you have any other questions.

    Pixie Dust,
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, New York

I'm a military wife and mom to two little ones who is either on a Walt Disney World vacation or planning our next one!  Learn More About Ashley

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