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  • On Jun 5, 2013
    Allison Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi again, Jackie! :) My Husband and I want to take the magical express bus to WDW but don't know how it works. Does it run every hour? How long do people typically have to wait once we get to MCO and leave WDW after our trip? Thx for all your advice! :)

    Welcome back, Allison!

    Thanks so much for sending your question directly to me!

    I just love Disney's Magical Express because once you check your luggage in at your home airport, you have the choice to not see it again until it magically appears in your Resort hotel room 3-4 hours after your flight lands! The information you provide when you reserve will help the Cast Members ensure that you've got a seat on the motorcoach!

    Upon arriving at Orlando International Airport, you'll proceed to the Disney’s Magical Express Welcome Center. There, you'll be greeted by a Cast Member who will get you checked in using the information in the booklet you'll receive in the mail from Disney about a month prior to your vacation. Make sure you tuck that into your carry-on bag! I've found even during the very busy times of the year, that we didn't have to wait longer than about 20 minutes for the next bus. Often times, we haven't had to wait at all!

    As far as departure day, a Transportation Notice will be delivered to your room the night before you check out. The pickup time and place for your motorcoach ride back to Orlando International Airport will be listed on that notice. If you have a My Disney Experience account through which you made your Disney Resort hotel reservation, you may view your pickup time and location as early as 2 days prior to your arrival at Walt Disney World Resort. In my experience, the pick up time has been approximately 3 hours prior to the flight departure time.

    I hope this helps! There is lots more information about Disney's Magical Express if you follow the link I put in above. Please write back if I can help with any other questions you think of!

    Have a Pixie Dusted vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, Florida

Hi! I'm Jackie, mom to a teenage boy and a tween girl! I've traveled to Disney Parks with toddlers, grandparents, and everything in between and I'm excited to help you plan your Pixie Dusted vacation! So, go ahead, ask me a question or two! Learn More About Jackie

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