Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Mar 10, 2008
    Rhonda from MN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Our flight is due to arrive in FL at noon. Plan to use the ME to resort. What time would be realistic to have an evening dinner reservation at one of the parks? We would need to allow for flight delays as well as the resort transportation, etc. Thanks!

    It's slightly more difficult to advise you without knowing where you're staying and where you want to eat. But I'll give it a shot. Let's break it out like this for the worst case scenario:

    12:00 - Scheduled arrival time.
    12:30 - Actual arrival time (allowing for a brief flight delay). Then stop at the restroom and walk to the Magical Express desk.
    12:45 - Get in the Magical Express line.
    1:00 - Get helped by a Magical Express cast member and directed to the appropriate bus line.
    1:20 - Board the bus to your hotel.
    2:20 - Arrive at your hotel after making stops at two other hotels.
    2:30 - Check in to your hotel. Your room is not yet ready so you wait around for a few minutes.
    3:00 - You get into your room and freshen up.
    3:30 - You are ready to participate in WDW activities.

    Many of these steps could take significantly less time if all is going well for you. So, as you can see, you'll be able make a dinner reservation at just about any restaurant at WDW as early as 5:00.  If you go to a theme park, you should be able to sneak a few rides in there too.

    Hope you have a great trip.
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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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