What time would I ADR for?
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We're heading down to WDW in November and will be using the ME for the first time. Our plane is due to land at approx. 3pm. and we're staying at POR. Now I'd like to check in and then catch the boat to DTD and eat supper at T-Rex. What time should I make our ADR for? I don't want it late because we'll have 2 kids with us (ages 4 & 7). Is 5:30pm too big a risk?
It might be pushing it just a bit. Afterall, if your plane lands at 3pm..actually on time... and you've got to hook up with the transportation to the resort, that could be another 45 minutes or better before you actually get to POR. Then you've got to check in and get to your room. POR is huge...so you could have a bit of walk from check-in to room and back to check-in (ferry is just outside the main building). I think I'd bump it back to maybe 6 or 6:30 to play it safe. And if you can't book that time via Disney, call T-Rex directly. They're quite accomodating.
May be a little tight but even if your late Disney will take care of you when you arrive. I always recommending winging it on arrival days as you never know how kids will reaact to the plane ride. Also depending where you are flying from you never can tell what the weather will do. It may be fine where you live but another part of the country may be hit with a storm and the plane you were to fly on is delayed and your flight leaves late.
A wee bit of experience. I would say wait until 6:30 or later and give the kids a snack. The day we were to travel to WDW for the first time out flight was delayed for 2 hours due to storms in the Orlando area. Needless to say we did not make our 5:30 reservation...but it was graciously cancelled without a problem due to the unusual circumstances.