• On Apr 18, 2013
    Carrie Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi moms! My DH & I are going to WDW 9/10-18 and arrive to MCO at 5:45pm. Using Magical Express. We're staying at POFQ & have reservations at Poly Luau at 8. Will there be enough time to go from airport, resort and Poly? Thanks!

    Hi Carrie!

    I hate to say it, but I think you are cutting it very, very close timewise. I'm not even sure there is time to go to your resort first!

    Typically, I plan on at least 2 to 2.5 hours from when my plan lands to when I will check into my resort. Even if your plane lands exactly on time, you'll need to go through the airport, head downstairs, and over to the Magical Express transportation area. Once you are in line for the bus, it can take between 20 and 30 minutes for a bus to arrive (this really depends on when the last bus was there, how busy it is, etc).

    The Magical Express transportation will also combine up to 3 resorts on a single bus. It is impossible to determine the order of the resorts before you actually board the bus.

    This means, if you're landing at 5:45pm, I'd plan on arriving at your resort around 7:45 or so. This won't give you any time to check in or head to the Polynesian.

    If you'd really like to head to the Luau on your arrival night, I'd consider private transportation (either a cab or other service) to take you to your resort. Depending on how that goes, you can then decide between a taxi or Disney bus transportation to the Polynesian.

    Hope this helps with your planning! Please let the Moms Panel know if we can help with more planning details!
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