Disney's Magical Express transportation
  • On Oct 10, 2016
    Kathy Asked

    When arriving at Orlando airport, does the Magical Express have a set schedule as to the order of stops at the resorts? Our flight arrives at 9:30 am and staying at Grand Floridian. We're wondering how to set up FP for that day.

    Hey, Kathy!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Disney's Grand Floridian is my favorite resort! The smells and sights are just magical! 

    Once your flight lands around 9:30am, it will take you about 30-40 minutes to get off the plan and make it the boarding area for Disney's Magical Express. Once a Cast Member checks you in, you will enter the line and could wait up to another 30-45 minutes before you board and begin to make your way to Disney's Grand Floridian! 

    There have been times when it doesn't take quite as long to begin the journey to your resort. It just depends on what time you arrive and the bus schedules.

    Once you are making your way, this bus ride will typically have 2-3 other stops with Disney's Grand Floridian being the last or next to last stop. Making stops at Disney's Wilderness Lodge and Disney's Polynesian Village resort often happen before making it to the Grand Floridian, so be sure to give yourself plenty of time before making FastPass+ choices for that day. 

    I would suggest to make your first FastPass+ choice beginning at about 11:30am. This gives you plenty of time to make it from the airport in case of traffic and to the first theme park of your choice. If you happen to arrive a bit early to a theme park, enjoy the sights and possibly get a few PhotoPass pictures without feeling rushed or ride an attraction with a short wait time! 

    Enjoy your time at Walt Disney World! If you have more questions, please visit with us again! We are more than happy to help!

    Korliss
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Meet the Panelist: Korliss, Alabama

My love for all things Disney developed at the age of 3 from my parents. Today, my toddlers, husband, and extended family share my passion for Walt Disney World too. I am excited to share my passion with you, as I help you plan your next Disney vacation.  Learn More About Korliss

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