Disney's Magical Express transportation
  • On Dec 5, 2018
    Jana from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Plane gets into Orlando at 11:39 am. Taking Magical Express to Art of Animation. Have res. at T-rex at 3 pm. Will I have enough time to get there? Then hope to catch a few rides at H.Studios. How much time needed b/w dinner & 1st FastPass?

    Hi Jana!

    Disney's Magical Express is a great way to start your vacation because it's such an easy and convenient way to get from Orlando International Airport to your vacation "home" at Walt Disney World Resort. I recommend allowing three hours between your scheduled flight arrival and when you will be at your Disney Resort hotel ready to start your first activity. I also recommend that you allow an hour transportation time between Disney's Art of Animation Resort and Disney Springs for your dinner at T-REX when using complimentary bus transportation. So 3:00 p.m. is cutting it close if you have any delays on your trip or hit traffic. However, the Minnie Van Service would provide you quicker transportation to Disney Springs. So while it's tight, you may be able to make it work.

    Keep in mind that there is no direct bus to take you from Disney Springs to Disney's Hollywood Studios, so you will need to transfer. I recommend that you take a bus to Disney's Yacht Club Resort, then you can either walk to Disney's Hollywood Studios or take a boat to the theme park entrance. So I recommend that you allow 90 minutes to travel between T-REX and your first FastPass+ reservation and I would plan your first FastPass+ reservation window to be 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. so you have plenty of time and you don't feel rushed at dinner. The Minnie Van Service would definitely make this trip much quicker as it will be able take you directly to the theme park without a transfer.

    Let us know if you have additional questions! T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

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Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to two little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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