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Disney's Magical Express transportation
  • On Feb 12, 2019
    Latoya from TN Asked

    How long does it take DME to arrive at our hotel from the airport? Our flight arrives at 8:10am, and we will need to eat breakfast at the hotel and then head to Magic Kingdom for the make over reservation at 11:40am.

    Hey, LaToya and welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    When using Disney's Magical Express I budget about 90 minutes of travel time from Orlando International Airport to my vacation "home" at the Disney Parks Resort hotel. Why 90 minutes? Your Disney's Magical Express motor coach may have just arrived when you get through the check-in process and you will be waiting for other Guests to help fill the bus and it takes about 35 minutes to reach the Resort hotel. If the motor coach is delivering Guests to multiple hotels then it may take longer to arrive at yours. Your 8:10 AM arrival time should present no problem. If your plane is really delayed then you can catch an Uber/Lyft or even better the white-gloved concierge Minnie Van Service.

    Disney is very understanding when it comes to reservations. We have been delayed almost an hour for a dining reservation because of an unavoidable circumstance and they were gracious and sat us when a table was available. Consider eating breakfast at a Counter Service location in Magic Kingdom Park should time be short before your 11:40 AM at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique in Cinderella Castle.

    Disney Dad Tip: The My Disney Experience mobile app is the best planning tool for Walt Disney World Resort. You can schedule FastPass+ selections, Shop Disney Parks, check show times and attraction wait times as well as mobile order food. The Mobile Food & Beverage Order feature is the perfect solution if you are running short on time and need to eat.

    LaToya, enjoy making many Magical Memories.

    ~Jason
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Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a Disney Dad raising two fantastic boys with my wife. We love the hidden treasures found on both coasts at the "Happiest Place on Earth" and "Most Magical Place on Earth."  I am so excited to share my "yEARS" of pixie-dust covered experiences with you while planning your Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

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