Disney's Magical Express transportation
  • On Jul 16, 2017
    Heidi from WI Asked

    How long should I expect it to take to travel from the airport to our hotel? I know when we went years ago we waited over an hour to board the bus. Just wondering if that is still the case.

    Hello Heidi! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Taking Disney's Magical Express from Orlando International Airport is one of my favorite benefits of staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel. It's comforting to know that my luggage and transportation to the Endless Magic is handled once we touch down in Orlando.

    The trip on Disney's Magical Express takes between 30 and 55 minutes depending on traffic on the roads and which numbered stop your Walt Disney World Resort is scheduled for on the motorcoach. Disney's Magical Express utilizes a shared motorcoach system that combines Guests from different Walt Disney World Resorts onto shared buses to have them on their more quickly and to avoid having Guests wait as long as you had in the past.

    I have never waited longer than 20 minutes to board a motorcoach at Disney's Magical Express in the last couple of years. The wait on the motorcoach for Guests can add to the length of time you wait before departure, but I have never arrived at Disney's Magical Express and still been waiting to leave within 30 minutes.

    Like everything at Walt Disney World Resort, Disney's Magical Express is constantly changing and adapting to meet the needs of Guests. I can say that the process has gotten much more efficient in recent years and I have had no complaints.

    I usually schedule an hour for the full process of arriving at Disney's Magical Express, Checking In, getting onto a motorcoach, waiting for other passengers to board and driving to your Resort Hotel and am often working ahead of schedule.

    You may book Disney's Magical Express online or by calling (407)939-1936.

    Happy Travels!

    ~Todd
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Meet the Panelist: Todd, Ontario

Hello, I’m Todd – fun dad to two super kids, a beautiful princess and adventurous pirate, and husband to a loving wife. By day, I work as a storyteller and high school teacher, where I help others find their own stories through the magic of the Walt Disney World Resort!

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