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  • On May 1, 2014
    Ibelka from NY Asked

    Hi, arrving at the airport at around 10am, would like to go straight to Disney Hollywood Studios, but will not have a car. Do the magical express busses only take you to the resort? if so, do you have any suggestions? Taxi cost? how far?

    Hello Ibelka,

    The Magical Express buses will only take guests to their own resort. There is no way for the bus to drop you off at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

    In addition to rental cars (which it sounds like you don't want), there are also taxis and car hire services that can bring you from Orlando International to DHS. Prices may vary, but you could expect a taxi to cost about $70+. I don't have any specific recommendation on a  car service, but if you Google "Orlando Town Car" you should find lots of options. Whichever method you choose, it should take about 30-40 minutes to drive from the airport to DHS, depending on the traffic.

    Another thing to consider is what you'll do with your luggage. Magical Express will not deliver your bags to your hotel if you don't take the bus yourself. This means that you'll have to collect your luggage at the airport carousel and bring it with you. There are coin-operated lockers outside DHS that would hold most carry-on size bags, but if you have anything larger, there is no place to store items at the park. You also run into the small possibility that all the lockers will be taken when you arrive (unlikely, but possible). If you have lots of luggage, you may want to consider taking ME to your hotel, leaving your bags with bell services (or checking them through with the yellow tags), and then hopping in a cab to the park. You can come back later to check in. This would maximize your park time, but still allow you free transportation and luggage service.

    Good luck with your planning. Please let us know what else we can do to help.

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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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