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  • On Jan 7, 2010
    April from WI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    If our plane lands at 10:15 pm, about how long before we would get to our resort of PO Riverside? Can we still use ME? Will there be any problems with checking in so late? Please help, we will have a 5&7 year old w/ us.

    Hi, April!   Disney Magic takes place 24/7, so no worries about a late arrival!   Before we had kids, my husband and I once took a super late flight and didn't check-in until 2:00 a.m.!  The cast members were just as cheerful in the middle of the night as they are during the day!

    A few things to make note of:   YES, Magical Express will still transport you to your resort.  However, at this late hour, you will not be able to take advantage of the luggage service.   Do not use the yellow luggage tags that will be mailed to you.   You will need to retrieve your own luggage at the baggage carousel then proceed to Level 1 - Side B to catch the Motorcoach to Port Orleans.    The driver will stow your luggage on the bus and you can take your bags with you to check-in then to your room.

    Plan to arrive at your resort around midnight.  The food court will be closed, so you might want to plan ahead to have some crackers or snacks with you.  

    You and your kids will be super tired, so do the Online Check-in.   This can be done up to 10 days prior to your vacation.  This will save you some time when you arrive at Port Orleans and get you and the kids into bed a few minutes sooner. 

    That should cover it, but if you think of any other questions, please let us know!   Have a great vacation and I hope you enjoy Port Orleans Riverside!
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

I am a fundraiser/event planner turned stay at home mom. When I am not running to cheerleading practice or a soccer game with my kids, I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, and of course, planning our next Disney adventure!

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