Mom With Kids After Run
  • On May 16, 2013
    Codi Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi moms. I was wondering about the departure day. I seen that you leave 3 hrs before your flight. Why is this if it's true.

    Hi Codi,

    Thanks for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question.

    If you are taking advantage of Disney's Magical Express Transportation Service to the airport, you will receive a notification the night before your departure as to what time your pickup will be on your departure day.  Typically, these are about three hours before your flight.  While this might seem like a long time, it's amazing how quickly that time goes.  Disney's Magical Express may stop at multiple Walt Disney World resorts before heading to the airport.  Factor in the ride to the airport, and you should arrive at the airport around two hours before your flight departs, which is typically what is recommended.  Orlando International Airport is a nice place, you can spend a little time shopping and eating if you arrive early; however, I typically find that once I am checked in and through security, I don't have much time until my flight boards.

    I hope that this information is helpful for you, Codi.  Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any further questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Mona Leigh, Maryland

I'm a Director at the University of Maryland, wife, and mother. When I'm not at work or with my family, I'm often planning a Walt Disney World trip for my family or friends. I'm a Disney Vacation Club Member, and am excited to help you plan your trip!  Learn More About Mona Leigh

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