Mom And Son On Run
  • On May 15, 2015
    Paula from MA Asked

    We are departing out of Orlando airport at 6:00pm and have lunch reservations for 1:00 in the Animal Kingdom. Will this work? How long before your flight does the Magical Express usually depart from the hotel? We are staying at the Animal Kingdom Lodge.

    Hello Paula and welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!
    When it comes to a Disney Parks vacation, I know I want to enjoy it up until the very last second. In fact, my family refers to Disney's complimentary transportation to and from the airport as the Magical Express when we arrive and the "Tragical Express" when we depart!.  Typically, you will be scheduled to board the return trip to the airport at least three hours before your flights departure time.  So, in your case, that will be right around 3:00 p.m.  As long as there are no delays at lunch or in catching a bus back to Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge your plan should be do-able. However, it might be cutting it close. If you have carry-on luggage that you will have to pick up at bell services, that can take a bit of time, so make sure and factor that it.  If worse comes to worse, you can always catch a cab to the airport. I have been known to fork out the money for a cab just to enjoy the magic a little bit longer.

    See ya real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Anne, Iowa

I’m Anne, a native Iowan, wife, mother, and grandmother. For me, a major part of the fun of a Disney trip is the planning. I have traveled to the Disney Parks in multiple stages of my life, including as a daughter, sister, aunt, mother and grandmother. While I can’t pick my funniest Disney memory – either my 70-year-old mother on The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror or my 4-year-old grandson on Dinosaur – I am thrilled to be able to help other Disney guests plan their adventures. Learn More About Anne

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