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  • On Feb 26, 2012
    Daisy from NV Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    TRYING to plan for 1st visit.what rides are open for early hours in epcot 3/1?ive read magic express will pick us up 3hrs. early+45 minute commute to movies resort to flight@655pm on 3/2 visiting AK-how to maximize time if check out is @11?w/5yr <3 anim

    Hello, Daisy!

    Glad to help you get the most magic out of your upcoming visit to Walt Disney World!

    Here's a link to Walt Disney World's listing of attractions which are open during Extra Magic Hours. For your early morning visit to Epcot on 3/1/12, you'll have access to Living with the Land, Mission: SPACE, Soarin', Spaceship Earth and Test Track.  That's more than you'll probably be able to squeeze into the extra hour, but what a great opportunity!

    Regarding your next day's visit to Disney's Animal Kingdom, while coordinating your check-out and Magical Express, be sure to check-out as early as possible.  Bell Service will gladly pick up your luggage and hold it for you until you return for Magical Express, which will probably be scheduled to pick you up between 3:30 and 4:00. Thus, if you get to AK as early as possible, this will give you plenty of time to see much of the park that day.  We like to grab a quick meal at Flame Tree Barbeque about an hour before we need to leave the park, so everyone is well-fed during the ride to the airport.  Be sure to allow 1 to 1/2 hours to get from AK to Disney's All-Star Movies, and a few minutes to pick up your bags from Bell Services once you return.  While you may not need that much time for your return trip, we did, recently, experience an unusual 1 hour, 45 minute commute from Bay Lake Tower to Disney's Hollywood Studios.  Again, unusual, but you don't want to miss your ride to the airport, so be on the cautious side that day.

    Please send me any additional questions you may have regarding your upcoming stay!  I'd love to help!
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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