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  • On Mar 18, 2012
    Danelle Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    This panel is amazing! We land at 9:20 am may 15 staying at poly. When can we realistically expect to be at AK? Taking DME from airport. Thanks! Also want to do the fantastic dinner pkg. think kids too old for H&V. What do you recommend? Kids 11

    Hi Danelle!

    Congratulations on your fast-approaching vacation to Walt Disney World!
    I absolutely love, love, love The Polynesian and I hope you do too! If you've never stayed there before, you are in for a real treat!

    If your plane is scheduled to land at 9:20am and arrives on time, I'd guesstimate that you can plan to be arriving to check in at The Polynesian resort by about 10:30am or thereabouts. By the time you process your check-in and leave some carry-on bags at Bell Services and venture out to the bus stop area to board to Animal Kingdom, you'll likely be entering the park gates by about 12:30/1:00pm as a conservative estimate. If all the stars are aligned and you don't have to wait much for any of your transportation, you could even be there are soon as 11:30/noon. If you're thinking of arranging a lunch reservation over at Animal Kingdom though, I'd err on the side of caution and reserve for 1:00pm, knowing you can always arrive early for your reso!

    The Fantasmic! Dining Package is a great idea to reserve if you know you definitely want to enjoy the Fantasmic! show. I didn't get to see the age of your other child(ren) in your question note, however you can rest assured that all ages are great for Hollywood & Vine as there are no characters present at dinner. It's a great buffet with plenty of choices. The Disney Junior Characters are present at this location at breakfast & lunch only. Another great spot to consider for a Fantasmic! Dining Package reservation is Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano.

    I hope this helps you out with some of your planning Danelle!
    Feel free to visit again any time if I can be of further assistance to you.

    Wishing you a very Magical time at Walt Disney World!

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Meet the Panelist: Kirsten, Ontario

I'm a Canadian stay at home mom with 2 great kids. I've loved Walt Disney World since my own first trip at age 7. Now, my husband and I enjoy creating Disney vacation experiences with our children as often as possible. Each new visit is unique and Magical! Learn More About Kirsten

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