Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On May 13, 2013
    Brooke Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi Sherri. You've helped w/ a couple of my Q's so far - thanks!! Arriving MCO 9/29 @ 2:45p, ME to AoA. Coral Reef ADR @ 5:45p for me, DH, DD3 (4th b-day trip), and 2 sets of her GP's. Crazy to think we have enough time to take a bus to EPCOT? Thx again!

    Hi Brooke!

    Thanks for sending in your questions and I'm happy to help you plan. A very Happy Birthday to your princess is in order! So fun.

    We all travel differently, so one answer may vary from another, but honestly, I think you're pressing yourself for time. It's really vital to keep the 1st day plans loose. Flights could be delayed, Magical Express may take a little longer than usual, you'll want to explore Disney's Art of Animation (so awesome- by the way!), etc. I checked for you and Coral Reef has a table for 7 available at 7:05 p.m. If I were you, I'd take the later reservation to give you all time to adjust to arrival. When traveling in large groups you'll want to add in extra time for restroom stops or just sit-and-rest breaks! That being said, it's very possible all legs of your trip will move seamlessly and you'll be checked in and ready to head to Epcot by 5:00 p.m. If this is the case, just go ahead and explore Future World while you await your Advanced Dining Reservation, or, explore your Resort Hotel before heading over to Epcot. 

    I've made the mistake in the past of booking our first day much too tight, and no one wants to be rushing around after a day of travel. You're there to relax and enjoy your DisneyTime with your family! You deserve it!

    Thanks again for your follow up questions, Brooke, and feel free to send over anything else coming to mind. 

    p.s. Remember Epcot's Food & Wine Festival will be in full swing. Perhaps you simply walk the World Showcase for a casual dinner!
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