Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On May 19, 2009
    Alicia Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Love this panel! We are leaving in 10 days with resrvations at Wolfgang @6:30pm, but had to change our flight last minute now we don't land till 4:20pm and taking the ME to Pop is that still enough time to make our reservations I have tried to reschedule

    Hi there Alicia!

    So exciting that your trip is just days away!!!  Unfortunately, I think the odds of your making it to Downtown Disney to make a 6:30 reservation are not that great.  The folks at Magical Express say that it can take up to two hours from the time you check in at the counter at the airport to the time you arrive at your resort.  In my experience this a very conservative estimate, and I've averaged a bit over an hour.  However, checking in takes a few minutes, and you'd still have to wait for a bus and travel to Downtown Disney.  If the stars are all aligned, and your flight is on time (and even, hopefully, early), you have a small shot, but I wouldn't bet on it.

    If you are not on the Dining Plan, there are a number of excellent restaurants at Downtown Disney that I've had luck securing reservations at with limited advanced time including Portobello (Italian), Fulton's Crab House (amazing seafood) and Bongos Cuban Cafe (well, I don't need to tell you what kind of food they serve here :-)  In addition, the more formal dining room at Wolfgang's (it's located upstairs in the same location) has fantastic food and a great wine list.

    If you are on the Dining Plan, I've been able to snag a last minute "ressie" at Captain Jack's and Planet Hollywood a few times. 

    Have a wonderful trip!


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Meet the Panelist: Tanya, New Jersey

I am Tanya from FL, full-time mom to two fun-loving boys. I have an array of planning tips and believe I offer a unique perspective on how to make Disney an amazing adventure for individuals with a variety of needs and abilities. Learn More About Tanya

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