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Old 03-03-2013, 07:21 AM   #1
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How long from airport to resort on ME?

Hi everyone. I am debating about trying to hit the parks on our first day. About how long does it take to get from the airport to the resorts? (we are staying at POFQ.) I think we land around 10. ALso, just to figure out even more details, does anyone know about how long it takes to get from POFQ to MK on the disney bus. I know they say leave around 90 minutes but this seems a little excessive. Thanks!
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:28 AM   #2
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Hi everyone. I am debating about trying to hit the parks on our first day. About how long does it take to get from the airport to the resorts? (we are staying at POFQ.) I think we land around 10. ALso, just to figure out even more details, does anyone know about how long it takes to get from POFQ to MK on the disney bus. I know they say leave around 90 minutes but this seems a little excessive. Thanks!
I think 90 minutes is a good number. You will land...take the fake monorail over to the main terminal and then walk down to the ME area (about 15 minutes for all of that). Depending on your wait for your bus, you could have 5-30minutes in ME area), and then it's about 30-40 minutes to your resort from the airport. (If there are other resorts in your route to drop off at as well). So, 90 minutes is a safe guess... We have typically been to our resort from 60-90 minutes.
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:31 AM   #3
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We've never stayed at your resort but have stated at a few different ones and it's on average a 30 min bus ride, that also depends on if your resort is the first stop.
To answer your second ?, 90 min is def plenty of time to allow yourself to get to any park. We have never waited for a bus at any resort we've stayed at more then 15-20 min, then MK usually being the futherest park is a 15-20 min ride. We always allow ourselves about 40 min prepare time for buses.
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:33 AM   #4
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90 minutes is a good estimate. Sometimes it takes less time and sometimes it takes more time. You have no way of knowing if the bus will leave right as you board, or if you will sit on it for a while waiting for it to fill up. You have no way of knowing if your resort will be the first stop or the last stop.

From POFQ to MK is around 18 minutes.
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Hi everyone. I am debating about trying to hit the parks on our first day. About how long does it take to get from the airport to the resorts? (we are staying at POFQ.) I think we land around 10. ALso, just to figure out even more details, does anyone know about how long it takes to get from POFQ to MK on the disney bus. I know they say leave around 90 minutes but this seems a little excessive. Thanks!
In general from time you land until time you arrive at hotel, check-in, and get to room is 1 1/2 hrs. The ride itself is about 30 mins but you stop at more than one resort/ usually 3. I have 20 trips in 5 years and I have never made it to my room in an hour and never more than 2.

You can leave your luggage with bell services when you get off ME and get on bus for parks ASAP, or check- in and leave luggage.

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Old 03-03-2013, 08:58 AM   #6
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Hi everyone. I am debating about trying to hit the parks on our first day. About how long does it take to get from the airport to the resorts? (we are staying at POFQ.) I think we land around 10. ALso, just to figure out even more details, does anyone know about how long it takes to get from POFQ to MK on the disney bus. I know they say leave around 90 minutes but this seems a little excessive. Thanks!
You land at 10pm or 10am? And what day of the week? If it's 10am on a Saturday - about 2 hours to get from the plane to check in. If it's 10pm on a Wednesday - 90 minutes or less. If it's 10pm, you also have to collect your own luggage which means adding an extra 20 minutes or more.

To get to MK from POFQ only takes about 10 minutes of driving time, but its the waiting for the bus that can take a while. Plus, there are times when the POFQ will stop at POR as well. We always left about an hour before we wanted to be somewhere, and it worked out well.
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:00 AM   #7
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Anybody ever get to MCO very early in the morning? If I am at ME at 7 am, is it a long wait before the bus leaves the airport?
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Anybody ever get to MCO very early in the morning? If I am at ME at 7 am, is it a long wait before the bus leaves the airport?
We always take the red eye and arrive 6:30 - 7:00am. The past 3 trips we have literally walked up to the counter, checked in, got on the bus (we had the whole bus to ourselves) and the bus left for the resort .... It took 30 minutes maximum.
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On average, from touch down to check-in it's 90 minutes. That being said, you can give or take time. We have found that to be a pretty reasonable estimate in our past trips
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My most recent trip was 63 minutes from wheels down to room key in hand
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