Disney's Magical Express transportation
  • On Apr 4, 2017
    Greg from MD Asked

    we are arriving at Orlando international airport early on a Monday morning. Can we take one of the Disney busses straight to the animal kingdom park, or do we have to get to a hotel, and transfer to a bus to get to the park.

    Hello Greg! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Arriving early on your first day at Walt Disney World Resort is a great way to start your Endlessly Magical vacation. With a booked trip for Disney's Magical Express, you can start your vacation as soon as you land at Orlando International Airport on your Check-In day.

    Currently, Disney's Magical Express transports Guests from Orlando International Airport to Walt Disney World Resort hotels. None of the motorcoaches that depart from the airport are scheduled to travel to the Walt Disney World Theme Parks, Water Parks or Disney Springs.

    Unfortunately, that does mean that you will have to travel to your Walt Disney World Resort hotel before transferring to Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. However, on several vacation I have arrived at my Walt Disney World Resort hotel only to walk straight to the bus depot for 1 of the Theme Parks.

    If you have Disney's Magical Express take care of your luggage and have no carry-on items, you're already good to go. If you have luggage or carry-on items when you arrive at your Walt Disney World Resort hotel, simply store it at the bell services location or take it with you to the Theme Parks and store it at 1 of the locker rental locations.

    Remember to Check-in Online using your My Disney Experience account up to 60 days in advance to expedite the process and you can arrange to have a text sent to your with your room information when it is ready while you enjoy the wild adventure of Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park.

    Happy Travels!

    ~Todd
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Meet the Panelist: Todd, Ontario

Hello, I’m Todd – fun dad to two super kids, a beautiful princess and adventurous pirate, and husband to a loving wife. By day, I work as a storyteller and high school teacher, where I help others find their own stories through the magic of the Walt Disney World Resort!

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