• On Jan 8, 2018
    Lois from GA Asked

    Would you recommend Disney Magical Express to resort? How long does it take for pick up ?

    Hi Lois,

    Thanks for visiting Disney Parks Moms Panel! I hope you're getting excited for your trip to Walt Disney World.

    Personally, I love taking Disney's Magical Express from Orlando International Airport to my Walt Disney World Resort Hotel. I enjoy the comfort and convenience of riding the motorcoach. While I often travel only with carry-on luggage, when I do check bags with my airline, I appreciate the complimentary luggage delivery to my Resort hotel room.

    I can share that in my experience I’ve never waited too long to board a motorcoach to my resort once I arrive at the Disney’s Magical Express area in the Ground Transportation Area. After you check-in using either your MagicBand or your Disney’s Magical Express documents, a Cast Member will direct you to the appropriate line for your resort. Then you can board the motorcoach, relax, and your head off to your resort. Disney's Magical Express might make stops at other resorts near your destination resort. For example, if you’re staying at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort, you might make stops at Disney’s Old Key West Resort and Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa for guests staying at those resorts.

    The day before your resort check-out, Disney's Magical Express will give you your scheduled departure time from the resort. Departure times are scheduled to give you ample time to get to the airport and get to your gate. When I traveled in December, my scheduled departure time was four hours before my flight time because of the high volume of holiday travelers.  On prior trips, the scheduled departure time had been three hours before my flight time.

    Enjoy your ride on Disney's Magical Express!


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I’m a tech-workin’, beach-livin’, empty-nestin’ husband and Dad who lives the Disney Lifestyle and loves helping you plan your own Disney magic.  Learn More About Jerry

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