Disney's Magical Express transportation
  • On Jan 2, 2018
    Susan from NY Asked

    Hi Mom’s Panel! We will be taking the Magical Express to our hotel next month. Is it customary to tip the driver and if so how much? Thanks for all the great information!

    Hi Susan, 

    How exciting that your Walt Disney World vacation will be here next month! Disney's Magical Express is incredibly convenient. It allows you to leave the luggage handling and the driving to Disney, so you can begin relaxing from the moment you arrive at the airport. If you check all of your luggage when leaving New York, and are simply riding the motor coach from Orlando International Airport to your Disney Resort, you do not need to feel obligated to tip the driver. However, if you are like me, and you bring carry-on bags, or strollers, and other random items onto the plane, you will need to take advantage of the opportunity to store those items in the luggage compartment on Disney's Magical Express. My rule of thumb is to tip $1 per piece of luggage which the driver handles for my family. 

    Speaking of bringing carry-on bags onto the plane, you should note that it can take three to four hours after you land in order for your checked luggage to get to your resort. You'll want to be sure to pack bathing suits and a change of clothes in a separate bag so you can have those with you as soon as you land. 

    Wishing you magical memories, 

    Kaylene
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Meet the Panelist: Kaylene, Massachusetts

I'm a blessed Mom of five fabulous kids, a Disney Vacation Club member, and an Annual Passholder. I've stayed in every Disney Resort on property, and I've traveled to Walt Disney World Resort with infants, toddlers, tweens, teens, grandparents, and on countless multi-generational family vacations! Learn More About Kaylene

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