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Fastest way from WL to CR?

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by momtoprincesses, Jun 15, 2013.

  1. momtoprincesses

    momtoprincesses New Member

    Our plane touches down at the airport at 3:00, and we are staying at WL. We have reservations at Chef Mickey's at CR at 6:50. I am hoping that nearly four hours will be enough time to check in at WL and make our way to CR. What is the fastest way to make the trip? About how long should it take from WL to CR? Thanks for your help!
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  3. TJA

    TJA New Member

    There is a small boat that goes directly from WL to CR. Or at least there was a couple years ago when we stayed at WL. I can't say how convenient that boat was for us because we had dining at Chef Mickeys 2x. It took maybe 5 minutes once on the boat. What we found fascinating was how close the resorts actually are to each other. Once the boat got around all the trees surrounding WL, it seems like CR was right there.
  4. Wood Nymph

    Wood Nymph New Member

    The boat from WL to CR is only about a 5 minute ride, very convenient. We stayed at the WL in February and took the boat to CR several times. :)
  5. mickeynut1

    mickeynut1 New Member

    This. We love taking the boat.....it's not only quick and convenient, but it's also a nice and relaxing ride :goodvibes.
  6. RedOnion

    RedOnion New Member

    As others have said: the boat's the way to go; it's delightful and quick. But just to be sure, let's do the math:

    • Touchdown at ORL: 3:00p
    • Wait for Magical Express, 15-45 minutes: 3:45p
    • Magical Express to WL, 1 hour: 4:45p
    • Check in, 15-30 minutes: 5:15p
    • Meander down to boat dock, 15 minutes: 5:30p
    • (Stop, dip toe in pool, wonder at the WL's delightful grounds, 15 minutes): 5:45p
    • Wait for CR boat, 0-15 minutes: 6:00p
    • Boat to CR, 5-15 minutes: 6:15p

    Plenty of time to wander CR and maybe some of the stores near Chef's before your 6:50p reservation.

    It won't matter to you this trip, but FYI, the boat to CR starts earlier than the boat to MK, which will also help you arrive on time to your (next trip) Chef Mickey's breakfast plans. :)
  7. momtoprincesses

    momtoprincesses New Member

    Thank you all! I had no idea that there is a ferry that runs from WL directly to CR. I feel so much better about making the reservation now.
  8. momtoprincesses

    momtoprincesses New Member

    Thank you so much for breaking it down like this for me! The visualization totally helped get me even more excited for the trip! And since we are celebrating my oldest daughter's fifth birthday on our trip, I am sure we will be back in two years to celebrate my youngest daughter's fifth birthday. Wouldn't be fair if we didn't, right?!?!
  9. kbee69

    kbee69 New Member

    Good informaion
  10. jimmysmom74

    jimmysmom74 New Member

    I love the boat ride. It was very peaceful-we switched boats and continued on to Poly when we went to dinner at WL one night.
  11. kirby428

    kirby428 Mousejunkie Wannabe

    Learn how to recognize the boat you need. They fly color coded flags. The launch to CR Is blue but look it up yourself or ask at check in. I have only two brain cells and 1 is on its break.
  12. Upatnoon

    Upatnoon New Member

    You should have no problem with the boat, but if you get delayed for some reason and are cutting it superclose, you can always use a taxi.

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