• On Feb 15, 2013
    Amber 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 10:36 am. We have a reservation at Chef Mickeys at 12:20. Will we have enough time to make it to the reservation after arrival at the airport, through check in of Magical Express and drop off?

    Hi Amber!

         Typically, I budget 1 1/2 to 2 hours to get to your Walt Disney World Resort from the Orlando International Airport using Disney's Magical Express. I have had trips where Magical Express only took 1 hour but I have had some that it took around 2 hours to get to my Resort because sometimes you have to wait for a bus and the Magical Express buses make stops at different Resorts to drop off guests. I am not sure what Walt Disney World Resort that you are planning to stay at.  It sounds possible to make it to Chef Mickey's by 12:20 pm if you do not check in to your Resort, you leave your luggage and carry-on luggage with bell services at your Resort, and you take a taxi directly from your Resort to the Contemporary Resort (taxis typically cost under $25.00 including tip).  You really would not have time to make your Advanced Dining Reservation at Chef Mickey's by using Disney Transportation because you would have to go to the Magic Kingdom first and then walk, take the Resort Monorail, or boat to get to the Contemporary Resort which would take an hour or longer.

    I hope that your next Walt Disney World vacation is truly magical!

    Keep Dreaming Big!
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I am a single Father to one incredible boy.  I would love nothing more than to provide people with Disney vacation planning that will enable them to have a new experience or make their Disney vacation just a little more magical! Learn More About Marc

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