Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Aug 7, 2009
    April 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 11:30 am and we are using the ME, about what time would we be arriving at POFQ? And what should we do that 1st day? We have a 5&7 yr old and will be leaving our hometown at 5am. Please help!!

    Thanks for the question April! By taking the Magical Express from the airport, I would expect to be at the Port Orleans French Quarter between 12:30 and 1:00 pm. Check-in time is 3:00 pm, but  if your room is ready, you will be able to check in right away. Your luggage can take up to three hours to get to your room, so be sure to pack some necessities in your carry on. We always pack bathing suits and a change of clothes, as well as travel-sized toiletries.

    Sounds like you will have a very early morning that first day. I have learned over the years that as excited as my daughter is to get to Disney World, it's often too much to go to a park on the first day when we've been awake from 4 am. Your resort has a great pool and water slide, so I recommend spending some time exploring your resort and relaxing at the pool. My favourite thing about the Port Orleans resorts is the boat ride to Downtown Disney. I recommend hopping on the boat, and heading over there for dinner. Click here to read about all the shops, attractions and restaurants Downtown Disney has to offer. Then you can hop back on the boat to your resort. And then the next day you'll all be rested and ready to hit the theme parks!

    Have a fantastic vacation!


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Meet the Panelist: Joanne, Ontario

Hi! I'm Joanne from Ottawa, Canada. By day I work for the Canadian government. I'm a single mom to my amazing, 15 year-old daughter and am thrilled to be on the Moms Panel. I absolutely love helping you plan your vacation and create your own magical memories! Learn More About Joanne

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