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  • On Sep 22, 2011
    Jing shao from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    1st timer family kids yr 5&2, flight arrive 530pm stay ASMusic, had dinner reservation at cape may cafe 8pm. How shall I get there on time? What else can do before head back to hotel, and how the transportation route back ASM


    With your flight arrival at 5:30, making it to an 8pm dinner reservation will be quite tight. Typically, I try to plan on 3 hours from flight arrival to check-in at my resort when using Disney's Magical Express. The three hour window helps cover any flight delays or things that may give you small delays along your trip. Often, I arrive in much less time, but I like to plan for worst-case scenarios!

    If you'd like to be sure to arrive at your dinner on time, you may opt for private transportation to your resort and dinner. There are many shuttle services which can bring you directly to your resort in much less time. Another alternative is a taxi.

    To get to your dinner, there are two main methods of transportation: Disney's bus transportation or a taxicab. The Disney bus transportation is free. To travel the quickest way via bus you'll use the bus from All Star Music to Hollywood Studios. Once there, you won't enter the park, but instead head to the boat dock. The boat will then take you to the Beach Club resort. On the way back to your resort, you can use this same route if its not too late. If the boat has stopped running, you'll want to take a bus from the resort to Downtown Disney and then catch a bus to All Star Music.

    For things to do after your dinner, I have two suggestions: Boardwalk and Downtown Disney. The Boardwalk is located directly across from the Beach Club and is only a few minutes walk. There you'll find activity until late in the evening - with street performers and lots of fun! Another option is to head over to Downtown Disney and enjoy the shopping and entertainment found there.

    Hope this helps! Have a great trip!
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Meet the Panelist: Kathie, South Carolina

Our family of four is an adventurous and nerdy bunch! Vacations match our lifestyle with tons of action, rides, park-hopping and over-the-top experiences. Dining is tops too! From scrumptious snacks to vegetarian meals, we enjoy it all! Learn More About Kathie

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