Bus at Bus Stop location at resort
  • On Dec 13, 2017
    Lori from NC Asked

    Was looking into booking the magical express bus for my departure back to the airport, I am staying at the fort wilderness cabins. My flight leaves at 615am. How early does the bus run?

    Hi Lori!

    You are certainly going to be an early bird on your day of departure from Walt Disney World! A 6:15am flight is indeed an early one.

    The Magical Express Service runs twenty four hours a day so you would be able to use this service heading back to the Orlando International Airport. The baggage service will only operate from 5am-10am and if you were hoping to check your bags at the Fort Wilderness Resort you would not have enough time to do this.

    At present guests who wish to use the Magical Express bus transportation must depart four hours prior to your airline departure time. That means for a 6:15 flight you would need to be on the 2:15am bus! The Orlando airport has new security measures in place which upped the time from three hours to four. 

    I suggest you consider calling for an Uber or taxi to take you to the airport on your departure day. That way you won’t have to leave quite as early. With checked bags I recommend departing at 4am and without bags depart closer to around 4:15am. Obviously give yourself enough time in case of issues along the way or at the airport.

    You will still need to arrange for Fort Wilderness to pick you up at the cabin with your luggage to meet up with your taxi or Uber car. Stop by the front desk the night before and arrange for this and then call 15 minutes before you need to be waiting for the taxi to make sure the arrangements are still in place. The internal buses will not be running that early.
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