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  • On May 7, 2012
    Deborah from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I will be visiting in June, with my 6 year old grandson and 79 year old mother. The day we leave we have 10:45 breakfast reservations with Mickey. How much time should we allow for breakfast and picking up luggage And getting to the airport? Thanks!

    That's a diverse traveling party you've got there, Deborah.  I've been there and done that and I hope I can offer some tried and true advice!  You don't mention where you're staying or eating with Mickey so my recommendations might be kind of vague.  I can tell you, though, that you should expect a character meal to last anywhere from an hour to ninety minutes depending upon how long you linger at the buffet or how many seconds of your family-style breakfast you order.  As for dealing with your luggage, I would recommend checking it with bell services before you depart for breakfast, that way your bags will be ready and waiting when you are.  If you do so, it should take only a matter of minutes for a bellman to retrieve them for you.  The trip to the airport will depend upon your transportation.  If you're using Disney's Magical Express, your departure will be scheduled for about three hours prior to your flight departure.  If you're driving yourself, the trip to the airport will take about twenty minutes.  If I were you, I'd definitely pad that to account for dropping off the rental car and helping both mom and grandson through security and to the departure gate.  If it were me, I'd go ahead and leave three hours before the flight.  Good luck and have a great time!
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Meet the Panelist: Darcie, Alabama

Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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