• On Mar 21, 2016
    Jody from SD Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are flying into Orlando Intl. at 11:00 am on our arrival day to Walt Disney World. I would like to visit a park that day and would like to make some Fast Pass reservations. What is an estimate of how long the trip will take to the Contemporary?

    Hi Jody! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    In my opinion Disney’s Magical Express is such a great service. It really makes the start of your vacation super easy…they even take care of transporting your checked luggage for you! It is a great perk that is in your vacation package when staying at the Walt Disney World Resort.

    I am always chomping at the bit to get into the Theme Parks especially Magic Kingdom Park as early as possible on our first day. However when I am planning for our first day I make sure to leave ample time for transportation from the airport, Check-In at the Resort hotel, time to get settled if your room is ready or time to change and store carry-on luggage at Bell Services, and then time to get to the park. Once on board Disney’s Magical Express it takes approximately 35-45 minutes to get to Disney. I always like remember that depending on traffic this ride could take a bit more time. Once at Disney your bus may have multiple Resort hotel drop offs along the way. I then allow about another hour or so to get Checked-In, settled, and grab a bite to eat. If I were you I would allow at least approximately three hours from the time you land to get yourselves into a Theme Park to start enjoying the magic!

    I hope that you have an Unforgettable time!


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Meet the Panelist: Heather, New York

I am a mom, wife, oncology  nurse, daydreamer, and wannabe Disney Princess. I am always dreaming about and planning my next Walt Disney World vacation. I have experiencing navigating the parks with babies, toddlers, tweens, multigenerational groups, as well as with special needs and food allergies. I love helping others plan their vacations and I am here to help make all of your dreams come true! Learn More About Heather

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