Mom And Son On Run
  • On Mar 31, 2008
    Mike from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi, I was wondering if you could give me an idea on travel time. We will be visiting DW in Sept. Our last day is 9/27 and our flight leaves at 12:00. I would like to squeeze in a character breakfast before we go but do not know if we will have enough time?

    That depends.  You don't say if you will be using the Magical Express service or not.  If so, I hope you and your family are early risers!  ;)  If your flight departs at noon, the Magical Express will be picking you up around 9:00 in the morning.  If you are staying in a resort that offers a character breakfast on premises (or if you can get to one really early elsewhere) it is feasible to schedule an early morning meal.  You will of course want to have your bags packed and ready before you go to breakfast.  To be on the safe side, I would allow two hours for the meal, though if you are seated right away, your actual meal time should be closer to the 60 minute range.  As you can see, with those assumptions in place, you'd need to reserve a 7:00 am breakfast and be prepared to board the Magical Express immediately after.  That is quite a time crunch, and you should really consider whether you want to deal with the stress of it on your last morning.

    If, on the other hand, your family will be renting a car during your stay and dropping it off at the airport before you board the plane, you won't be under such a stringent schedule.  I absolutely recommend arriving at the airport two hours before departure time (you don't want to know why I adopted this policy).  You can plan on driving time from WDW to MCO to be around 25 minutes.  Hope that helps.

    Good luck!

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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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