Driving time from MCO to WDW


#1

Ginger maybe you can correct me if I’m wrong, but I think Disney will pick me up at the airport when I arrive for my International Program…

I was just wondering how long does it take to drive from MCO to WDW?
The flight I will be taking gets into MCO at 5:00pm and I’m going tp be spending one night at a value resort (don’t know what one yet) just wondering aprox. what time I’ll be able to check in.


#2

20 minutes to an hour depending on rush hour traffic (which is right around 5pm).


#3

awesome! is MCO the best airport to fly into? I would think so, but I don’t know if there are any others around…


#4

Yes it is.

I would exit the airport to the south and take 417 west (417 is a toll road). Take 417 west to Osceola Parkway. Then look for the turn off for the Value’s. It is a pretty direct route.

You can look it up on maps.Google.com.


#5

I usually plan on about a half hour driving time on average.


#6

thats awesome, not too long at all :mickey: so I should totally make an ADR for somewhere that evening…maybe with a DCer who lives close to WDW


#7

For the regular college program, we had to provide our own transportation from the airport. I am not sure how the International Program works. But if it’s not provided, just take the Magical Express if you are staying on property. That’s what I did and it worked out great. Especially since I didn’t have to pick up my massively-heavy luggage at the baggage claim. :laugh: Then in the morning, I just took a cab from Pop Century to Vista Way–approximately $14. Where do you check in when you arrive? The Commons?

And you can definitely hang out with me–I will go to dinner with you if I am not working that night! :biggrin:


#8

oooh yeah, I hope you’re not working! I think I’m remembering some info lol, I think Disney only picks you up if you’re going on the day of your arrival and since I’m going the day before, I’ll just use ME.
Ginger, I hope you’re not working cuz we should totally go for dinner somewhere!!!
and yes, the morning of the 14th I check into the Commons, they said on the phone that the apartments are first come first serve so I’m going to get there really early to get the best pick :slight_smile: I hope for a 2 or 3 bedroom place…


#9

Yeah, that’s what I did–I wanted first pick of the apartments, so I arrived about 30 minutes early for check-in. They said to show up between 9am-1pm…well, I was there at 8:30…it would have been about 45 minutes early, but my cab was late. I was the 2nd person in line. :biggrin: Luckily I got to the apartment first, because my room is definitely the best (and biggest) here!

And I will definitely put in to have March 13 as one of my days off for the week (that is correct, right?).


#10

yeah thats the right date, I’m so excited!!! Where should we go for dinner?


#11

Hmmm, so many good choices! Well, since it’s your very first night in WDW, I will let you decide! :mickey: I have the Disney Dining card (it’s better than the CM discount for dinner), so we can save 20%. I like any kind of food, so I am up for anything. :biggrin:


#12

cool…but I’ve never been there so YOU should decide :laugh: :biggrin:
Somewhere in the resorts since I won’t have my gatepass yet…

P.S. what is the Disney Dining card? Like the dining plan? or something else…if it’s better than the CM discount then I should look into getting one of those too.


#13

You guys are going to have such fun! What about OHANA since it’s at a resort? And it’s a fun place!


#14

yeah! That would be nice…and my being a polynesian dancer I would LOVE it there!