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  • On Jul 28, 2013
    Joann Asked

    Approximately how much time should I anticipate if my flight lands at 2:45 pm to get to Disney Pop culture Resort and check-in time. Will I be able to make a 5:00ndinner reservation Down Town Disney?

    Howdy JoAnn!!

    This is very ambitious of you!  It's going to be VERY CLOSE but I like the effort!!

    Based on your question, I'm guessing you are using Disney's Magical Express to get to and from the airport.  The ride itself is approximately 45 minutes long.  When you factor in checking-in with the Magical Express Cast Members, waiting for all Guests to get to the bus and any stops at other resorts that may be made prior to arriving at your resort, you might want to give yourself a buffer of 2 hours to Disney's Pop Century Resort.

    You will then want to check-in at your resort and it is always advisable to give yourself at least an hour to get from one destination to another when you have dining or event reservations.
     
    After a day of travel, you need a carefree evening.  Trying to make it to Downtown Disney by 5:00 PM may be stressful to say the least.

    This is Disney and dreams come true each and every day.  You might make it for a 5:00 PM reservation.  If it were me, I would change the reservation to 6:00 PM at the earliest (if possible).  Another option to think about is to enjoy a quick-service meal that evening so you don't have to worry about schedules at all. 

    Thanks so much for your question and please let me know if you need any further information as you plan your magical Walt Disney World vacation!
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