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  • On Jul 26, 2011
    Jessica from ON Asked

    My parents, DH & I, and DDs 2 & 6 are taking Magical Express to the airport after our Cruise for a late flight home. Can you suggest something for us to do that day? Can we travel back to Downtown Disney or elsewhere ? Don't want to spend hrs @ the

    Hi, Jessica!

    Back in the spring, we did exactly what you are suggesting and took transportation back to Walt Disney World (WDW) instead of spending hours at the airport waiting for an evening flight. The only drawback is that you'll have to secure your own transportation to the airport from wherever you're leaving at WDW.  Since you haven't stayed overnight at a WDW resort, you're not eligible for complimentary transportation via Disney's Magical Express, and you will have used your DCL ground transportation voucher getting from the port terminal to WDW.  Because there are six of us in our family, it was actually more cost efficient for us to hire a private driver.

    In addition, you'll need to think about where you'll store your luggage during the time you're at WDW. There are lockers you can rent at the parks and at Downtown Disney, but even the largest ones may be too small for larger suitcases.  We stored ours with bell services at Saratoga Springs since we are Disney Vacation Club members, and we simply tipped the bellmen who assisted us.  We took a boat over to Downtown Disney, enjoyed a leisurely lunch and did some shopping and sight-seeing. It was a great afternoon.

    I hope this gives you an idea of how to plan. Let me know if you have more specific questions for me. Have a wonderful day and a magical vacation.

    Bon voyage,

    Andi
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Meet the Panelist: Andi, Alabama

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