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  • On Feb 28, 2008
    Coleen from MA Asked

    Is the Disney Ground Transportation from airport to resort worth it?? Do our bags arrive with us? My kids will want to change into swimmers ASAP so i wanted to know if we have to wait & if I should pack a carryon with this stuff.

    Disney's Magical Express (ME) bus service is great because it's free!  But there are few disadvantages also:

    1. Generally using ME takes a bit longer to get from the airport to the hotel than using either a taxi or a rental car would. Often when using ME, you get to your hotel 2 hours or so after landing, using other forms of transportation, this would be more like one hour.

    2. With ME, your bags arrive at your hotel after you do. In many cases, your bags will be delivered to your hotel 2-4 hours (sometimes more) after you get there. (You do not need to be in the room to receive them.) For this reason, you are advised to pack a carry-on bag that includes anything you might need for the first half day of your trip. If you plan on swimming right away, then you should definitely pack your swimsuits and a change of clothes in a carry-on bag.

    Hope this helps.
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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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