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  • On Mar 18, 2012
    Jone from IA Asked

    Can you give me an idea how long it will take us to get from the airport to be settled in our rooms? we arrive 1:30p.m. Wondering if we will be able to make reservations for supper that night? Does magical express wait for a full load before going to hotel

    Hi Jone,

    If you are scheduled to arrive at Orlando International Airport by 1:30 pm, you should definitely feel comfortable booking an advance dining reservation for that same evening.  Give yourself at least three hours between your estimated flight arrival time and your reservation.  Typically, it takes less than half an hour to make your way from your arrival gate to the Disney's Magical Express desk at the airport.  From there, you'll likely wait less than twenty minutes to board a Magical Express bus.  When I have used this mode of transportation in the past, they didn't wait for a full bus before they departed.  Once the bus departs, it only takes 45 minutes to reach Walt Disney World.  Your resort may not be the first stop for the bus, so it's good to factor in some additional time.  However, if you plan your dining reservation after 5:30 pm on your night of arrival, you should have plenty of time to check in to your Disney resort and then take complimentary Disney transportation to get to your dinner reservation.  In fact, if you book your dinner at your home resort, that eliminates one additional step in the process and will save you some time.  

    Sending pixie dust for a truly magical vacation for your family!

    Jill
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Meet the Panelist: Jill, New Jersey

Lesson plans, college plans, vacation plans...as a teacher, college counselor, and incurable Disney fan I find myself constantly planning.  I love to share advice with friends who have yet to experience all that Walt Disney World has to offer! Learn More About Jill

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