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  • On Jul 6, 2015
    Megan from MS Asked

    Our flight gets in at 9 am, what time should we expected to get to the hotel using the Magical Express? Also, since check-in is at 4, can we go to parks while we wait? Will we need to check at the lobby before our luggage is delivered?

    Hello, Megan!

    Disney's Magical Express is a convenient way to travel from the airport to your Walt Disney World Resort hotel. Transportation time can vary based on a number of factors -- road traffic, if a motorcoach is available when you arrive, how many stops the motorcoach makes before your hotel -- but it would be wise to allow for 90 minutes to 2 hours of transportation time if you are planning for any reservations or special activities.

    When you arrive at your Disney Resort hotel, you can check in with the front desk and arrange for Bell Services to store your carry-on luggage until your room is ready. I always like to check in at the front desk as soon as I arrive at the Walt Disney World Resort, and have had some luck with my room being ready before the official check-in time on several occasions, though not always.

    Please keep in mind that it may take up to 3 hours for your luggage to be delivered to your Disney Resort hotel room, so if you are planning on visiting a theme park upon arrival, keep any items that you may need in your carry-on bags so you're ready to go.

    I hope you have a magical Walt Disney World vacation, Megan!
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Meet the Panelist: Autumn, Georgia

Hi, I’m Autumn! I’m a social media consultant, web content writer and homeschool teacher to my daughter. I enjoy learning languages as a hobby and can speak a bit of French, German and Spanish. My family and I have visited the Walt Disney World Resort many times over the years and I’ve become quite skilled at putting together fun and exciting family vacations to the various Disney properties! Learn More About Autumn

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