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  • On Aug 7, 2010
    Ean-hoon Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi to all the moms for the great info. We will be arriving Orlando AP at 7.30pm & will be taking the Magical Express to Pop. Will there be time to go to Down Town for dinner and back to the resort by 9pm (bed time for the kids)?

    Hi Ean-Hoon,

    Thanks for writing, and for the feedback!  I love your enthusiasm and desire to jump start your Disney World vacation, however, with a 9pm bedtime, it's unlikely your plan will work.  The folks at Disney's Magical Express advise that it can take up to two hours from the time you arrive at Orlando International Airport to make it to your resort.  In my experience, this is a very conservative estimate, however, that being said, you will still need to check-in, drop off any carry-on bags and catch a bus to Downtown Disney.  It's unlikely you would be there before 9pm.  I would focus on exploring Pop Century (my favorite value resort) and planning your first full day on the evening of your arrival.  If you have some time to spare you can explore the huge arcade or one of the fabulous pools. This way you and your kids start your adventure well-rested.  I would save a visit Downtown for another evening of your trip.

    Have a magical trip!

    Tanya
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Meet the Panelist: Tanya, New Jersey

I am Tanya from FL, full-time mom to two fun-loving boys. I have an array of planning tips and believe I offer a unique perspective on how to make Disney an amazing adventure for individuals with a variety of needs and abilities. Learn More About Tanya

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