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  • On Aug 31, 2008
    Danielle from IN Asked

    This Nov. will be my first trip to WDW, so I'm not sure about distances or how the Magical Express works. If my flight arrives at the Orlando Airport at 2:47 and I'm staying at the POR, would a 5:10 reservation at O'hana at the Polynesian be reasonable?

    If it were my vacation, that tight time-frame would make me uncomfortable.  Let's assume that you board the Magical Express bus thirty minutes after landing in Orlando.  That puts the time at about 3:15.  Then you have about a thirty minute drive to the hotel, and that is assuming that the bus you board does not make stops at any of the other resorts first.  We're looking at about 3:45 now.  If you give yourself another 30 minutes to check in to the resort and freshen up, the time would be about 4:15.  If you plan to use Disney transportation to get from Port Orleans Riverside to the Polynesian, you should allow about an hour for the trip.  Clearly, you'd be late for your reservation.  And the assumptions on time I made were with the best case scenario.

    Of course, if you used a taxi to transfer from the airport to your hotel, and again from Port Orleans to the Polynesian, you could definitely make your reservation at 'Ohana. 

    I would probably attempt to change the reservation time if it were me.  Or, at the very least take a taxi from Port Orleans Riverside to the Polynesian after using the Magical Express to transfer from the airport.  Good luck!
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