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  • On Jun 12, 2008
    Deb from WY Asked

    We are using Magic Express. Trying to figure out how long it will take to get to the AK from the airport as we arrive at 3:56 and have a 7:05 ADR at Bomas. Do you know what order the bus drops off folks at the various resorts? Enough time allowed?i

    I do not know the schedule for the Animal Kingdom Lodge but I can share my most recent experience with Magical Express so you can budget your time accordingly.

    We got off our plane at 4:30 p.m.
    We stopped for restroom breaks and were at the Magical Express desk at 4:50 p.m.

    Note to access the Magical Express desk, go to Baggage Claim #23. Take the escalator across from #23 to the lower level. Veer right and then straight to the desk.

    We were on the bus at 5:00 p.m.
    Our bus left at 5:10 p.m. and the video on the bus began at 5:13 p.m.
    We drove under the WDW welcome sign at 5:32 p.m.
    At 5:35 p.m. we were at the Magic Kingdom toll booth.
    5:41 stopped at Polynesian.
    5:43 departed the Polynesian.
    5:45 p.m. arrived Grand Floridian.

    So it took us from exiting the plane to arriving our resort exactly 1 hour and 15 minutes. Note that when we arrived there was no one in line for the Magical Express desk and that we were the only family in line for the bus. We did wait for other families to board before departing. Our bus was also headed for the Wilderness Lodge and the Contemporary Resort.

    However we did experience a flight cancellation. We were on our plane in Philadelphia for 1.5 hours due to mechanical problems before the flight was canceled. We had to exit the plane and re-book on another flight. We missed our dinner at Chef Mickey's but at least we finally made it to WDW!

    I hope you have safe and on-time travels!
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I am a stay-at-home mom with a 12 year old son. I thrive on planning vacations, especially to WDW. Inspiring families to vacation at Disney with a memorable itinerary and budget-saving tips is extremely rewarding for me. Learn More About Kimberly

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