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  • On Jan 24, 2012
    Patty Asked

    We arrive 3 days b4 we check into the Disney Resort we will rent a car during this time from the airport and return it to the airport. Will Disneys Magical Express pick us up the day we return the car even though we arrived 3 days earlier?

    Hi Patty,

    The Moms have been doing a lot of research on this exact question lately. The answer is "yes," but you'll have to do a bit of a workaround to make it happen. 

    Disney is happy to transport you from Orlando International to your hotel if you are staying on Disney property. However, in order to plan your reservation time, they need to have a flight number which indicates your arrival. (You can't just give them a time, the system needs a flight number.) Since you arrived in the area several days earlier, you don't have a flight number for yourself. 

    To work around this, you'll need to come up with a phantom flight number. Go on any airline website and find a flight that arrives at MCO at approximately the time you'll be returning your car to the airport. Give this flight number to the Magical Express reservation center 866-599-0951. They will then reserve a Magical Express departure at the time you need. 

    Good luck with your planning. Please let us know if you have additional questions. 
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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