• On Jan 25, 2018
    Carolyn from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    13 of us are arriving on Feb 14 and have a reservation for Cinderella's Happily Ever After at Grand Floridian at 4PM. Flights arrive at 1:30PM, is that enough time using the Magical Express to CBR, then to GF in time? Can't afford to be no shows!

    Dear Carolyn,

    I'm so glad that you decided to stop by to visit us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your great question about planning ahead for your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

    How exciting that you will be traveling with such a large group! You are certain to have a most magical time together! I agree that timing is a bit tight, but I know that you can make it work. You have some options. If your flight arrives on time, you could take Disney's Magical Express to your Walt Disney World Resort hotel, check the time, and if you somehow have 90 minutes left, you can take a bus to the Magic Kingdom and then transfer to Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa bus, water transportation, or to the resort monorail.

    However, I believe that it's more likely that you will need to cut out at least one leg of that trip. If your flight is delayed at all, or even if not, you could consider a ride-sharing service such as Uber or Lyft, that will take you directly from Orlando International Airport to Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. There's so much to see there, and you could absolutely spend an hour or two wandering around and taking a look. If you want to leave some of your belongings at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort, you could take Disney's Magical Express there and then take a ride-sharing service directly from there to Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa for your Advanced Dining Reservation.

    Hope that helps with your magical planning!

    - Jan K. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jan, New Jersey

Hello there, Mouseketeers! I am a mother of three and live with my beautiful wife in New Jersey! I spent many years as a Registered Nurse in a pediatric intensive care unit, and I am now a professor of Nursing. I volunteer in my community and I enjoy taking my children here, there, and everywhere. I love to help my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations and I'm thrilled to be a planDisney Panelist to do just that! Learn More About Jan

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