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  • On Jan 26, 2008
    Jackie from WA Asked

    Hi there! We are landing in Orlando at 5:12pm & we're staying at OKW (taking ME). We have dinner reservations at 1900 Park Fare at 7:50pm. What is the best way to get there from OKW? Will we make it? Approx time between parks & OKW would be great.

    I think it would be quite difficult to make your 1900 Park Fare reservation on time if you check in at your hotel first.

    Let's assume your flight is on time and you land at 5:15. It will likely take you half hour to go to the bathroom and retrieve your luggage, etc. Now it's 5:45. The fastest possible way to get to Old Key West would be to take a taxi. Let's say it takes 5 minutes to get the taxi and then 35 minutes to get to OKW. Right there you're at 6:25. Taking the Magical Express would be half an hour longer than this (and could be much more than that) because you will likely not be the first stop on the bus route. Now you're already 7:00 (at least). Then you've got to check-in, get to your room, drop your bags, etc. It's probably 7:20 (at the earliest). You've still got to go back to the bus stop, wait for the bus, take it to the Magic Kingdom, and transfer to the monorail to get to your meal at the Grand Floridian. By now you've missed your dinner.

    What I would do would be to either take cabs for all the legs of your trip (airport to OKW and OKW direct to the Floridian). Or, alternatively, you could call Disney and see if the Magical Express bus could take you to the Floridian. You could eat your meal first and then check in at your hotel after dinner.
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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