• On Jun 14, 2017
    Amanda from CA 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 supposed to arrive at 5:06am at MCO and we're taking the Magical Express to Port Orleans Riverside. Is it realistic that we will make a reservation at Chef Mickey's at 7:30am?

    Hi Amanda!

    Congratulations on your upcoming trip to Walt Disney World! I know it will be tempting to squeeze in fun the second you arrive, but I think you will be pushing it to get to a 7:30 a.m. reservation is your flight lands at 5:06 a.m.

    You will need to factor in getting off the plane, walking from the gate to the Magical Express check-in, then after you check-in you will need to wait for the bus going to Port Orleans Riverside. This usually takes 45 minutes to 1 hour.

    After you get on Magical Express, you will need to factor in travel time to your resort. Depending upon the traffic, it can take 30-45 minutes. When you arrive, you will need to check-in and leave your bags with bell services. 

    You could then take a bus from Port Orleans Riverside to the Magic Kingdom and then walk over to The Contemporary. You will want to allow approximately 30-45 minutes for this. 

    If you take a taxi directly from the airport to Disney's Contemporary Resort for your reservation at Chef Mickey's, you will be more likely to make it in time. However, you will have the challenge of where to store your luggage, unless you bring it in the restaurant with you. 

    You may want to see if you can push your breakfast reservation to 10:00 a.m. to give you time to get to your resort, check-in, check your baggage and get over to the resort. You could then go over to Magic Kingdom after breakfast and enjoy your day! 

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