• On Jan 8, 2018
    Jennifer from MA Asked

    If we do not check our luggage with the airline (they charge and I did not realize it) can we still have the magic express take the luggage to our hotel when we get on the bus? I want to be able to get to Disney and start to enjoy the day before checkin.

    Jennifer, I'm so excited for you! In just a few short days you'll be on your way to your Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

    Disney's Magical Express is such a wonderful complimentary benefit of staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel. I feel like my vacation starts as soon as I am on the bus!

    It sounds like you are planning to travel with carry-on luggage instead of checking your bags with the airline. After you arrive at Orlando International Airport, you will need to take your bags with you when you check in at Disney's Magical Express. When it comes time to board the bus that will take you to your resort hotel, a Cast Member will be available at the bus to take your bag from you and stow it under the bus for your journey.

    When you arrive at your resort hotel, a Cast Member will retrieve your luggage from under the bus. If your room is not yet ready for check-in, you can take your luggage to Bell Services, located in the lobby of Walt Disney World Resort hotels, where they will hold on to your bag and can deliver it to your room later, or you can pick it up yourself. I have used this complimentary benefit many times and it is very convenient!

    I always choose to tip each person that handles my luggage $1-2 per piece of luggage. This is completely optional and you can choose the amount you are most comfortable with, but personally, I am always so impressed with the friendliness and helpfulness of the Cast Members I encounter, that I find myself extremely happy to show my appreciation this way!

    Thanks for visiting us with your question, Jennifer! Enjoy your vacation and be sure to tell Mickey I said, "Hello!"

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Meet the Panelist: Tabitha, Tennessee

Hello all! I'm a happily married, proud mom to two young children, and I love to plan trips to Walt Disney World Resort. One of my favorite things about taking a Disney Parks vacation is that there is always something new and wonderful to discover, no matter if this is your first trip or if you visit multiple times per year. I'm excited to help you plan your next adventure!
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