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Old 10-22-2012, 01:39 AM   #1
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yet another ME question :)

So im playing with the idea of going in September of 2013 to WDW.

Does anyone know how long from MCO the ME(magical express) takes to get to
1. POP century
1A. Does the bus go to different resorts or just POP from MCO( i doubt it)
2. How long to Riverside
3. Does anyone know how early they run, Im thinking i might work then take the red eye in and go to the parks early and then get to bed for an early bedtime. See i live in CA and hope there wouldn't be to many people on a flight that late. Plus i have up until 5 days prior to arrival to cancel my trip with no penalty.
4. Does anyone know of a list that says(if it even exists) these bus's go to XYZ hotels, theses go to ABC, or does it not work that way, i cant remember its been over 10 years
5. Im thinking September as most kids on the east coast are back in school,and it may be a bit quieter, with reduced hours I'm sure.

Well thats it for now, if anyone does reply can you at least number your answers , i had to be a pain when it comes to that but sometimes i get confused lol

Thanks and have a magical monday
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:23 AM   #2
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So im playing with the idea of going in September of 2013 to WDW.

Does anyone know how long from MCO the ME(magical express) takes to get to
1. POP century
1A. Does the bus go to different resorts or just POP from MCO( i doubt it)
2. How long to Riverside
3. Does anyone know how early they run, Im thinking i might work then take the red eye in and go to the parks early and then get to bed for an early bedtime. See i live in CA and hope there wouldn't be to many people on a flight that late. Plus i have up until 5 days prior to arrival to cancel my trip with no penalty.
4. Does anyone know of a list that says(if it even exists) these bus's go to XYZ hotels, theses go to ABC, or does it not work that way, i cant remember its been over 10 years
5. Im thinking September as most kids on the east coast are back in school,and it may be a bit quieter, with reduced hours I'm sure.

Well thats it for now, if anyone does reply can you at least number your answers , i had to be a pain when it comes to that but sometimes i get confused lol

Thanks and have a magical monday
ME runs based on need and has no set schedule of amount of resorts or stops.

Expect to be at your resort from 70 to 90 minutes after you deboard the plane. Don't sweat the small stuff.

ME runs 24/7, but if you arrive after 10:00 pm, you need to pick up your own bags and take them on the bus.

You can get a lot of information regarding ME on the transportation board.

Actually, kids in the NE go back to school the last week in August, so it starts to get slower that week. But it cannot be considered slow; there are really few slow seasons at Disney anymore.
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:56 AM   #3
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So im playing with the idea of going in September of 2013 to WDW.

Does anyone know how long from MCO the ME(magical express) takes to get to
1. POP century
1A. Does the bus go to different resorts or just POP from MCO( i doubt it)
2. How long to Riverside
3. Does anyone know how early they run, Im thinking i might work then take the red eye in and go to the parks early and then get to bed for an early bedtime. See i live in CA and hope there wouldn't be to many people on a flight that late. Plus i have up until 5 days prior to arrival to cancel my trip with no penalty.
4. Does anyone know of a list that says(if it even exists) these bus's go to XYZ hotels, theses go to ABC, or does it not work that way, i cant remember its been over 10 years
5. Im thinking September as most kids on the east coast are back in school,and it may be a bit quieter, with reduced hours I'm sure.

Well thats it for now, if anyone does reply can you at least number your answers , i had to be a pain when it comes to that but sometimes i get confused lol

Thanks and have a magical monday
I would give yourself at least two hours from the time you get off the plane until the time you are finished checking into your hotel. The last time we were there the ME stopped at the CBR for what seemed like a long time, before it took us to the BC. I think the bus will go to resorts in the same area, but it can still take about 45 minutes. Then the check in can be really slow, too. So we usually plan on three hours from the the time we land until we walk in the park once we add travel time from resort to park.

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So im playing with the idea of going in September of 2013 to WDW.

Does anyone know how long from MCO the ME(magical express) takes to get to
1. POP century
1A. Does the bus go to different resorts or just POP from MCO( i doubt it)
2. How long to Riverside
3. Does anyone know how early they run, Im thinking i might work then take the red eye in and go to the parks early and then get to bed for an early bedtime. See i live in CA and hope there wouldn't be to many people on a flight that late. Plus i have up until 5 days prior to arrival to cancel my trip with no penalty.
4. Does anyone know of a list that says(if it even exists) these bus's go to XYZ hotels, theses go to ABC, or does it not work that way, i cant remember its been over 10 years
5. Im thinking September as most kids on the east coast are back in school,and it may be a bit quieter, with reduced hours I'm sure.

Well thats it for now, if anyone does reply can you at least number your answers , i had to be a pain when it comes to that but sometimes i get confused lol

Thanks and have a magical monday
1&2: Expect 70-90 minutes from landing to your resort. The buses work 'groups' of resorts based on guests loaded and their respective destinations. Buses are grouped by 'resort areas' .. For example. the "Animal Kingdom Area" includes Pop Century, Coronado Springs and the other Value resorts as well as the actual AK resort.

3. Buses run 24 x 7 based on scheduled arrivals/departures and need.

4. See the answer to 1&2. Yes, generally speakings buses are assigned by resort "area" .. but very late at night or very early in the morning, one bus might be assigned to multiple areas because the need/demand is very low.

5. See # 4 answer.
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