Disney's Magical Express transportation
  • On Oct 15, 2017
    Lauren from WV Asked

    How long does it take to get from the airport to a resort via Disney magical express? Arrive at 425pm and staying at the Boardwalk. Provided everything is on time I'm trying to figure out the best time to schedule an Epcot dining time?

    Hi Lauren,

    Disney's BoardWalk is one of my favorite areas at Walt Disney World! Whether you are staying at Disney's BoardWalk Inn or Disney's BoardWalk Villas, you are bound to have a great time. I love the hustle and bustle along Disney's BoardWalk, and being able to access many other resorts around Crescent Lake, as well as Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios, quickly and easily by boat or walking, is wonderful!

    Disney's Magical Express is a great service to get you from Orlando International Airport to your Walt Disney World resort hotel. Typically, I recommend that you allow about 90 minutes for the trip. While the ride itself is not this long, it allows for time to walk from your gate to Disney's Magical Express at the airport, to wait if your motorcoach is not ready to depart yet, and in case there are other stops along the way before your resort. This should put you at Disney's BoardWalk by about 6:00 p.m. I would probably make a dinner reservation no earlier than 7:00 p.m. - probably 7:30 p.m. to be safe. This will give you time to drop by your room if you want to freshen up, and then walk or take the boat to Epcot. You could also make a reservation close to the International Gateway, which is how you will enter Epcot from Disney's BoardWalk. One of my favorite restaurants in Epcot, and it is quite close to the International Gateway, is Chefs de France. This bustling bistro serves delicious fare!

    I hope that these thoughts are helpful for you, Lauren. Please do let us know if you have any further questions!
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