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  • On Mar 31, 2008
    Mike from PA Asked

    Hi, I was wondering if you could give me an idea on travel time. We will be visiting DW in Sept. Our last day is 9/27 and our flight leaves at 12:00. I would like to squeeze in a character breakfast before we go but do not know if we will have enough time?

    That depends.  You don't say if you will be using the Magical Express service or not.  If so, I hope you and your family are early risers!  ;)  If your flight departs at noon, the Magical Express will be picking you up around 9:00 in the morning.  If you are staying in a resort that offers a character breakfast on premises (or if you can get to one really early elsewhere) it is feasible to schedule an early morning meal.  You will of course want to have your bags packed and ready before you go to breakfast.  To be on the safe side, I would allow two hours for the meal, though if you are seated right away, your actual meal time should be closer to the 60 minute range.  As you can see, with those assumptions in place, you'd need to reserve a 7:00 am breakfast and be prepared to board the Magical Express immediately after.  That is quite a time crunch, and you should really consider whether you want to deal with the stress of it on your last morning.

    If, on the other hand, your family will be renting a car during your stay and dropping it off at the airport before you board the plane, you won't be under such a stringent schedule.  I absolutely recommend arriving at the airport two hours before departure time (you don't want to know why I adopted this policy).  You can plan on driving time from WDW to MCO to be around 25 minutes.  Hope that helps.

    Good luck!

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