• On Jul 25, 2012
    Sara Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    How long should I allow for Disney Transportation from the airport and checking in at the resort for planning dinner reservations. If it makes a difference, we're arriving in late January and staying at the Carribean.

    Hi Sara,


    My family loves using Disney's Magical Express.  It is so convenient and simple to use.  Once you land at Orlando International Airport, you will head to the Welcome Center in the Main Terminal Building, B side, Level 1.  The Cast Members will direct you to the right line to wait in to take the bus to your resort.  Most of the time, you will board the bus within 30-40 minutes.  The ride to your resort usually will take around 45 minutes with the various stops the bus will make.  Once at your resort, you will check-in and since you are arriving late (I assume after 4 pm), you can go to your room.  From there you will need to wait for a bus to whatever theme park or restaurant that you have a reservation at.  I would give yourself about  two hours to get to your resort room and then 30-40 minutes to get to your restaurant depending on where you are dining.  A very safe bet will be around three hours.  Please let me know if I can help you further plan your vacation, Sara!
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