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  • On Mar 28, 2012
    Orinda from WI Asked

    I'm sorry if I'm asking too many questions! Hopefully this will be my last :) Plane is scheduled to land at 5:50pm, June 18th, staying at CSR. I made ADR at 50's Prime Time Cafe for 8:50. Did I allow us enough travel time using ME, check in, Disney Buses?

    Hi Orinda,

    Assuming that your plane is on time, I think you'll be OK. I generally recommend that people leave at least three hours from arrival time at the airport until any planned activity, and that's exactly what you have.

    Let's break it down:

    Arrive at airport at 5:50, take 15 minutes for a potty break and to get to the Magical Express desk. Worst case scenario with Magical express is that it takes 90 minutes from the time you show up at the ME desk until the time you're at your resort. Figure half an hour to check in and drop your bags in your room. Then figure 45 minutes to get the bus to DHS and drive to the park. Then about 10 minutes to get through security and walk to the restaurant. If everything goes according to plan, you're at the restaurant within the 15 minute grace period for your reservation.

    The big wild card is whether your flight is on time. If your plane is running late, you can pick up a few minutes by leaving your luggage with the bell services desk a the Pop when you arrive - and not actually going to your room until after dinner. You could also pick up some time by taking a taxi from the Pop to DHS instead of the free Disney buses.

    Good luck!
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