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  • On Jan 21, 2010
    Heather from ON Asked

    We will be arriving Feb 04 in Orlando airport at 4:09pm and taking magical express to POR. Do you think we will have time to get to HS for Fantasmic?

    Hi Heather,

    I think it will be close, but if you're lucky and everything breaks your way then you should be able to catch the last showing of Fantasmic! that day.

    Fantasmic! will be shown at 7:00 and 8:30 on April 4th, weather permitting.  Assuming you land on time and Disney's Magical Express is picking up your luggage, then you should be able to get to Port Orleans Riverside by 6:15 pm; I generally plan on it taking 2 hours after landing to reach a resort using Disney's Magical Express, but it is sometimes much faster.  If you have to wait for your luggage at the airport carousel, then the 2 hours doesn't start until you have all of your luggage in hand.

    You're going during what is historically a very busy week, so I'm going to assume it will take 30 minutes to get checked-in.  Port Orleans is a large resort so I'm going to suggest not going to your room.  Either Magical Express will deliver your luggage later or if you have it with you, leave it with Bell Services.  Instead, go out to the bus stop and catch the bus to Disney's Hollywood Studios.

    You should be able to arrive at the Studios by 7:30.  Head directly to Fantasmic!  My recommendation during a very busy week is to arrive there 60 to 90 minutes before showtime.  Hopefully, you will still be able to get  in to enjoy the show.  It's my favorite nighttime spectacular at Walt Disney World.

    Good luck and have a magical vacation!
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I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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