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  • On Apr 5, 2009
    Jennifer from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Pls help.Leaving in 8 dys.We arrive on 4/13,staying @ sports hotel.Fantasmic dining booked for 3:35pm(BD).Flight just chged & we won't be landing until 1pm.Will we have enough time to get on ME, check in &then head staight to dinner?

    Hi Jennifer,

    Congratulations on your upcoming trip! The Fantasmic Dining Package is a great way to see the show, however, I'm a bit worried about your timing, as I think it will be very tight.  The folks at Magical Express recommend allowing two hours between checking in at the counter at the airport and arriving at your resort.  In my experience, this is a conservative estimate, but I would allow at least 90 minutes to be safe (and assuming your plane lands on time).  Once you land, you will be able to skip the baggage carousels, however, you will need to make your way from your gate over to the Magical Express Counter, check in and then wait for the appropriate bus. 

    Magical Express may stop at several resorts before All Star Sports depending on your particular bus' assigned route.  Once you arrive, you'll need to check-in, pick up your Keys to the Kingdom and then wait for a bus to Hollywood Studios and the Brown Derby.  Buses to the parks run approximately every twenty minutes, and the ride over will take a few minutes as well.

    If everything works "perfectly" (no traffic, plane lands on time, the buses are there when you arrive, etc.) you have a shot, but it will be close.  I would definitely suggest calling the Dining Line and asking for a slightly later time slot if it's available.

    Have a great trip!

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