Mom And Daughter Resort Room
  • On Aug 12, 2009
    Jill Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi, does the Magical bus take you to downtown Disney where the "Character's in Flight" is? If so, how far of a walk is it? What time is a good time to do this AM or PM? THanks

    Hi Jill,

    Disney's Magical Express bus provides service from the orlando Internal Airport to the Disney resorts, however once on property, you will be able to take a Disney bus from any of the Disney resorts to the Downtown Disney area.

    Characters in Flight is located near the Westside of Downtown Disney, just outside Planet Hollywood and the AMC Movie Theatre. There are two bus stops at Downtown Disney, one at the entrance to the Marketplace and one outside Pleasure Island. Earlier in the morning, the bus typically stops only at the Marketplace and you would need to walk over to the Characters in Flight. The walk is a bit long from the Marketplace entrance, maybe the length of four city blocks, but is a nice stroll past plenty of shops and restaurants with numerous places to sit and relax if needed. I have walked this stretch many times with my kids and estimate that we can walk it in about ten minutes.

    If you are arriving later in the morning, ask the driver if he will be making both stops. The second stop is much closer and stops almost directly in front of the balloon. That walk should only take a few minutes. The Characters in Flight itself offers an amazing view of the Disney property and both day and night offer a different perspective. Both are breathtaking but I would prefer the nighttime ride to enjoy the amazing lights below. Just remember that the balloon is unable to take off during bad weather or high winds.

    Hope you have a wonderful time!
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Meet the Panelist: Margaret, Illinois

I'm Margaret, a busy wife, mom to 3 sons, & full time paralegal. I've been visiting Disney World for twenty years & still can't wait for my next visit.  I hope that I can help other families experience the magic that our family finds in every trip. Learn More About Margaret

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