Mom And Son Giraffe
  • On Aug 22, 2014
    John from NC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Next trip, my mother will fly out at early at noon, DME appointment in the 9AM range. She'd really like to join us for a nice final breakfast, but we're staying at CBR and we'd love to do BOMA. Possible to make it back from a 7:30? Or DME from AKL instead?

    Hi John,

    Let me answer your second question first. Disney's Magical Express will only pick you up from your own resort. You can't schedule a pick up from a different resort or from a theme park. 

    Now to the first part of your question ... It *might* be possible to have a 7:30 BOMA reservation reservation and get a 9:00 Magic Express pickup at the Caribbean Beach Resort, but there are so many variables involved that it makes nervous. To make it work, several things would have to happen:

    - You should be at least 15 minutes early for breakfast so that you're among the first guests seated at the restaurant. 
    - You should plan to be completely finished eating within 45 minutes. In fact, if you're not getting alcohol or other add-ons, I'd ask for the check almost immediately upon arrival. They'll let you stay as long as you need to eat, but you have to wait to pay at the end. 
    - You MUST drive or take a cab back to CBR. There is no way to take Disney's free transportation and have it get you there on time. If a cab is involved, ask the Bell Services desk to order it for you in advance. 

    Personally, I'm not sure I'd do it, but if you're a daredevil, give it a shot. Worst case scenario is that you miss the DME pickup and get a cab to take her to the airport. 

    Good luck!
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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