• On Mar 20, 2017
    Brian from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are planning on using Magical Express for the first time. Usually we fly in by noon and in the parks by 1pm. Express takes you to the resort first. how long is this process? is it possible to be on time for a 3pm lunch reservation at AK?

    Hi Brian,

    I love taking Disney's Magical Express! The last thing I want to do is to drive the maze of roads at Walt Disney World.

    Generally, you need to allow two hours from landing to arriving at your resort. You need to allow for deplaning, collecting luggage if you are not on a participating airline, heading to Disney's Magical Express and arriving at your resort. Disney's Magical Express does a loop of resorts and you may not be the first one.

    From your resort to a restaurant not in or attached to your resort, you generally should allow an hour travel time by motor coach to account for waiting and traffic.

    Based on my recommendations, you can decide if you can make a 3:00 pm reservation at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

    Wishing you a magical vacation!
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