Pop Century Pool
  • On Feb 23, 2020
    Becky from AL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We have an 8:10 am reservation for Be Our Guest breakfast. Departing for airport after breakfast using MagicalExpress, having stayed at Pop Century Resort. Do we have enough time to do breakfast and make our flight?

    Hi Becky!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Thank you for sending in this question!  I am always thinking of ways to squeeze the last few magical minutes out of my vacation, so let's see if I can help you with this.  Without knowing the time of your flight, or the departure time of Disney's Magical Express, I can only walk you through how long I think your breakfast, and travelling time to/from Magic Kingdom Park will take, and then you can decide if you have enough time.   If you would like to send in another question with details of your flight time, we can give you a more precise answer.  I have calculated that it would probably take you around 3-3.5 hours to go from your Disney Resort hotel to your breakfast reservation, and then back again.  For domestic flights, Disney's Magical Express will pick you up from Disney's Pop Century Resort around 3 hours before your flight departure time.

    Firstly, for the most time-efficient way to travel,  I would choose to use the Disney Minnie Van Service to take you to Magic Kingdom Park.  You can order the Minnie Vans by using the Lyft app on your smartphone, where you will also see the cost of using this service, and place your order.  You can also order regular Lyft vehicles on the same app, but it's worth noting that the Minnie Vans are the only cars permitted to take you to the entrance of  Magic Kingdom Park.  All other vehicles must drop you at the Transportation and Ticket Center, from where you need to take the monorail or ferryboat to the park entrance, therefore adding extra time to your journey.  You should arrive at the park around 30-40 minutes prior to your reservation, in order to clear the security bag check and make your way to Be Our Guest Restaurant.  You will use the park entrance with a sign for 'Guests with early dining reservations'.

    This is how I have calculated the timing. 
    Disney's Pop Century Resort to Magic Kingdom Park by car: allow at least 60 minutes (maybe 40 minutes for a Minnie Van)
    Allow 20 minutes walking time (with no distractions!) to/from Be Our Guest Restaurant
    Allow 60 minutes to enjoy your breakfast
    Return to Disney's Pop Century by taxi: 60 minutes

    These timings are variable, but I have been generous to ensure you have enough time.  I hope you will be able to enjoy your breakfast at Be Our Guest Restaurant, as a lovely way to end your magical vacation.  However, please remember that dining reservations need to be cancelled at least 24 hours in advance to avoid penalty.

    Please come back and visit us again if you have any further questions.  We will be happy to help!


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Hi, I'm Sue from England, and am very proud to be a member of the 2012 Walt Disney World Moms Panel. I love visiting Walt Disney World and I look forward to answering your questions when you are planning your magical vacation to Walt Disney World. Learn More About Susan

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