Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Dec 26, 2017
    Annie from OH Asked

    I will have a 3.5 and 1.5 year old in two weeks for a 5 day visit... Do i do the magical express or pack car seats/rent a car?

    Hi Annie! This is a great question! I know a handful of friends that consistently rent cars so they have their own vehicle while on property. One close family friend does both. The husband rents a car while the wife and their two daughters use Magical Express to get them and their luggage to their resort hotel.

    I, personally, love the convenience of Magical Express and I know many others agree. Car seats aren't needed on Magical Express so that cuts down on items needing to be packed. If your flight arrives at the airport between 5:00 am and 10:00 pm, they will transfer your luggage to your hotel, which is a wonderful!! Plus - you don't have to fight traffic or construction. You can sit back and let your vacation begin.

    Aside from being super convenient, it's fun! When I first step foot on Magical Express, I'm like a kid on Christmas morning. It's so exciting! I have arrived in Orlando and my Disney vacation has begun!! The bus drivers and Cast Members are helpful and welcoming and you and your kiddos will enjoy watching the video they play while en route. This not only helps pass the time but is also fun and informative.

    I know traveling with little ones can be a major troop movement at times due to the amount of items they may need. Remember to pack anything you will need the day of your arrival/departure in your carry-on if you are going to have Magical Express transfer your luggage to your resort hotel/the airport.

    Oh my goodness. I'm getting excited just thinking about it! If you feel like you will need your own vehicle while on vacation, I'm not discouraging you from renting one. I just know we rarely have our own car and it's great. We let Disney do the driving throughout our vacation. Magical Express saves us money and we can focus on each other rather than trying to navigate from place to place. 

    Have a great vacation and thanks so much for your question!
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"Welcome home," Disney friends! I'm Kari, a wife and mom from Texas. In 1997, we became Disney Vacation Club Members and have enjoyed every magical moment. We have also set sail on the Disney Cruise Line, enjoyed the benefits of Annual Passes and put our best foot forward with runDisney. I love helping Guests add pixie dust to their vacation plans! How may I help you add magic to your next Disney vacation?

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