Mom And Daughter Resort Room
  • On Mar 26, 2011
    Angela from OH Asked

    Dear Mom's: This is our first ever trip as a family to WDW. IWe have 3 small kids, and luggage will be a issue. If you are taking the Magical Express do they pick up your luggage, or do you pick it up before you board the bus?

    Hi Angela -

    While guests are welcome to collect their own luggage after their flight, this is not necessary. (The two exceptions to this are guests arriving on international flights and guests on flights arriving after 10:00 p.m. In these circumstances, you must retrieve your own bags.)

    Prior to your trip, Disney will mail you special yellow luggage tags with a bar code and the name of your resort. If you put these tags on your bags, Disney will collect them behind the scenes and they will never be put out on the luggage carousel. The bags will be delivered directly to your room several hours later. If you leave the tags off, the bags will be put out on the carousel for you to collect yourself. It's your choice.

    In any travel situation, you should always be mindful to keep your most important items with you. When I travel with checked bags, I generally keep with me one wheeled carry-on which includes: camera equipment, medications, travel documents, and one 1/2 change of clothes for each family member (generally a clean t-shirt and fresh undies) just in case there are any baggage delays.

    Good luck with your planning and enjoy your visit to Walt Disney World.
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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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