Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Dec 30, 2009
    Sunny from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi Moms! Another question! Just booked our first disney vacation, staying at wilderness lodge in Sept. We plan to arrive on a Tues early afternoon. How long will it take us to get to WL via DME? Would it be quicker to catch a cab? Any idea on cab fare?

    Hello Sunny,
    That is a very good question. I love to use Disney's Magical Express and have used it five times in the last 3 years. That being said, it does take anywhere from 1 hour to 2 hours to get to your Resort from the airport so you should plan that extra time into your schedule. There are quite a few factors that influence how long the Magical Express takes to get to your resort, some of which are:

    1. The time of day that your flight arrives at the Orlando Airport
    2. How many people are arriving at around the same time as you
    3. How long has it been since the last Magical Express bus left for your resort
    3. Whether or not your Resort is the first or last stop on your bus run (each Magical Express Bus stops at multiple resorts) The Wilderness lodge bus stops at the Polynesian, the Grand Floridian, the Wilderness Lodge and the Contemporary.

    A taxi from the airport to your resort can cost a lot of money (could work out to be over $100 with tip) compared to the Magical Express which is free if you are staying at a Disney Resort. There is also nothing like having your luggage delivered to your room like the Magical Express does to make you vacation a little more magical!

    I hope that you have magical Disney vacation!

    Keep Dreaming Big!
    Marc Lorenzo
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Meet the Panelist: Marc, New York

I am a single Father to one incredible boy.  I would love nothing more than to provide people with Disney vacation planning that will enable them to have a new experience or make their Disney vacation just a little more magical! Learn More About Marc

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