Disney's Magical Express
  • On Feb 6, 2020
    Arlene from MI Asked

    My daughter is looking at a flight that leaves MCO at 6:35am. Does Magical Express run that early to the airport? About what time would she be picked up from the resort? Do the Mini Vans run that early? If so, How early do they pick you up?

    Hi Arlene,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Your Walt Disney World Resort Vacation is just around the river bend. Can you believe in just a bit over a month you will be in the middle of the magic?

    I know you don't want to think about your departure day before you've even arrived but it is a necessity. My daughter and I were once booked on a 6:30 A.M. flight home from the Walt Disney World Resort. Fortunately, Disney's Magical Express runs 24 hours a day. For all flights within the United States, Disney's Magical Express typically picks you up 3 hours before your scheduled departure time. Your daughter would be picked up around 3:30 A.M. Since Resort Airline Check-In does not open until 5 A.M. she will need to bring any checked luggage on the motorcoach with her. I know it seems absurdly early but we saved a bundle by taking an early morning flight. It made the 3:30 A.M. ride on Disney's Magical Express worth it. We did debate just staying up all night but after long days in the parks, we had a good rest before we woke up to leave. 

    Disney's Minnie Van Airport Service does not begin operating until 6:30 A.M. so just a little too late to work for your daughter's departure. For future reference, they do operate every day from 6:30 A.M. until 12:30 A.M. 

    Arlene, I hope this helps you and your daughter in planning your schedule. I hope you will let us know if we can help you with any other planning questions!
    Wishing you a magical vacation,
    Amy H. 
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, North Carolina

Hey, Howdy, Hey! I'm Amy H. and I have been a fan of Walt Disney World since my first visit during the Magic Kingdom Park's opening year. I'm married to my favorite person in the world and since our son and daughter are in college, we have been enjoying more spur of the moment trips to the Most Magical Place on Earth. No matter the ages or size of your traveling party, I'd love to help plan you plan a magical vacation! Learn More About Amy

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