Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Feb 9, 2013
    Linsey Asked

    We are arriving in Orlando at 11:40am. Taking the ME to AOA resort. Having two 6 yr olds and a 5 yr old who love animals was planning to spend a few hours at AK. I would like to set up an ADR at Tusker House for a late lunch. What time would you recommend?

    Hi there Linsey,

    An afternoon at Animal Kingdom enhanced by a delicious, safari-inspired dinner at Tusker House sounds like the perfect way to kick off your magical Disney World vacation!  Since you're plane lands at 11:40 it's possible that your Magical Express coach may not depart MCO until after 12:00.  Travel between MCO and Walt Disney World can take around 45 minutes to an hour which puts you arriving at Art of Animation around 1 PM.

    Since rooms are typically not ready until after 3PM, you'll just need to quickly check-in, receive your welcome packet and tickets, and you can immediately head over to Animal Kingdom via bus.  If you leave Art of Animation around 1:30 you will arrive at Animal Kingdom at around 2:00 which will give you a nice portion of the afternoon to "explore" the park and enjoy your late lunch.

    If you want to head straight to lunch, I think it's safe to say you'll arrive in time for a 2:00 reservation, quite possibly earlier depending on your actual arrival time to AOA and how long you'll take to check in!

    Best Wishes,

    Amanda F.
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