Disney's Magical Express transportation
  • On Dec 3, 2017
    Caroline from VA Asked

    Magic bus-how long does it typically take from the time you board the bus and arrive to your hotel? Do you have to wait for the whole bus to arrive?

    Howdy Caroline! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! It’s so great to see you!

    If your family is anything like mine, you can’t wait to jump right into that Walt Disney World Resort magic! Disney’s Magical Express complimentary airport shuttle will whisk you away to your Disney Resort hotel quickly and conveniently! If you use the yellow luggage tags, there is no need to pick-up your luggage at the baggage claim, and you can head directly over to the Disney’s Magical Express loading area on the B side of the Orlando International Airport terminal (for arrivals between 5:00 AM and 10:00 PM). When it comes to how long it will take you to get to your Disney Resort hotel from the airport, a few factors come into play. First, you may have to wait to either board your motorcoach or wait until it fills up a little. I always pack a few snacks for my kids to eat while we wait to board as at this point of the trip, they turn into hungry, tired miniature people who just want to see Mickey Mouse! I have waited up to 25 minutes to board the motorcoach, and as little as 0 minutes! Once the bus starts moving, it may make up to 3 stops before stopping at your Disney Resort hotel if yours is the last stop. I have had travel times as little as 45 minutes upwards of 75 minutes, so it does really depend. If I am in a really big rush to get to an Advanced Dining Reservation or simply want to maximize my first day in a Disney Theme Park, I will typically hire a car service, take an Uber, or rent a car to get to my Disney Resort hotel a little more quickly. Many car services will even allow for a quick grocery stop to fill up on snacks, water, or beer and wine!

    I hope this answers your question and that you have a magical vacation! Please come and visit us again soon,

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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, Ontario

Hi! I’m Jen from Ottawa, Canada! I am a high school librarian and French teacher who also happens to be a Walt Disney World Resort enthusiast! My first visit to the Walt Disney World Resort was during my honeymoon. Now, a wife and mom of two girls, my family has since been on many memorable Disney vacations together! Learn More About Jennifer

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