• On Feb 17, 2011
    Kate from MN Asked

    Can you explain the magic express? I read the website, but am confused. We don't need to collect our bags and we need to schedule a pick up time before we leave? Can you grab our own bags to have if we would like instead of waiting the 3 hours for them?

    Hi. I'd be happy to help unravel some of your confusion.

    First, you must make advanced reservations for Disney's Magical Express service. When you do so, you'll need to provide your flight information. You will receive luggage tags and other DME info a few weeks prior to your trip.

    Arrival -

    Using Disney’s Magical Express (DME) for transportation to your resort is easy.

    Choose option 1 or 2:
    1 - If you have tagged your luggage to go directly to your resort, you’ll only be taking your carry-on luggage with you on the Magical Express bus. The luggage will be delivered directly to your room. I have found that this takes about 3 hours. Just remember to bring necessities in your carry-on luggage.
    2 - Do not tag your bags for Magical Express and pick them up at Baggage Claim before going to the DME desk. Your bags will go with you on the bus and it is customary to tip the driver if he handles your luggage to put it underneath the bus.

    Proceed to Disney’s Welcome Center desk, Terminal B, Level 1in the Orlando International Airport. Your return trip information will be confirmed. Then, you will be assigned to a bus to your resort.

    Day before departure -

    You will receive an information sheet in your room from DME stating your departure time from the resort. This is usually about 3 hours prior to your flight time.

    1. You may use Resort Airline Check In to take your bags to the airport and/or to check into your flight/print boarding passes when flying on a participating airline.
    2. Have the Front Desk print your boarding passes or check in online and get your passes printed at the airport. Take your luggage on the DME bus with you.

    More info can be found here.

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