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  • On Jun 1, 2009
    Lewis from WA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Our plane arrives at 5:20 Pm on 9/19/09. We want to make dinning rsv for SanAngel at ep. Will we have time from time of landing to check in at hotel to make dinning rsv by 8:30? we are using magical exp, staying at Pop Century.

    Hi Lewis!

    San Angel Inn at the Mexico Pavilion is a great spot to enjoy dinner.  The restaurant overlooks a river and volcano from ride inside the pavilion, and gives the impression that you are dining outdoors under a moonlight sky!

    Your timing is tight, but doable in my opinion.  The folks at Magical Express suggest that it can take up to two hours from the time you arrive at the counter to the time you arrive at your resort.  In my experience, this is a very conservative estimate, and it takes closer to an hour and half.  Assuming your plane lands on time (or, even better, early!) and you make your way directly to the Magical Express Counter (remember, you can bypass luggage pickup,which is a huge time saver), you have a good shot.  I recommend checking into the Pop Century Resort online before your arrival to facilitate a quicker check in.  You can leave any bags you have with Bell Services (plane carry on bags, that is, as your checked luggage will arrive later in the evening) and then catch a bus to Epcot. 

    Obviously, my "plan" assumes the stars are aligned, and you don't run into any unforseen travel delays or traffic. In addition, it assumes you go directly from the online check-in line at Pop Century over to the bus stop toward Epcot.   I'll send some pixie dust your way to help ensure you make your dinner!

    Have a wonderful evening and trip!

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