• On Mar 22, 2018
    Jessica from MA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello! What airlines are apart of the magic express, also if I have a flight at 4 when will the bus pick us up. I know online it says 3 hours before if it is an domestic flight. But I have heard that they might pick us up way earlier. Thank you.

    Hi Jessica,

    Disney's Magical Express is one of the complimentary transportation services I always enjoy when I start a vacation at Walt Disney World. The comfort, convenience, and flexibility make it feel like the Disney magic begins as soon as I step into the Ground Transportation Area at Orlando International Airport.

    Disney's Magical Express is available to Guests arriving at Orlando International Airport and staying at select Walt Disney World Resort Hotels.

    There are several airlines that offer Resort Airline Check-In to make departing Walt Disney World so much more convenient. These airlines include Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines (for U.S. Domestic Flights), JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines.

    If you're not traveling on an airline offering Resort Airline Check-In, you can still enjoy Disney's Magical Express to travel from the airport to your Walt Disney World Resort Hotel and also return to the airport on your departure day. It simply means you will need to check your bags with your airline when you arrive at the airport.

    Disney's Magical Express will provide your departure information, including your departure time, the day before you check-out. Departure time is typically 3 hours prior to scheduled departure for domestic flights and 4 hours prior to scheduled departure for international flights. Motorcoach times are adjusted to help ensure Guests have ample time to make their flights. In my experience, during peak travel seasons such as the Christmas holiday season, departure times were 4 hours prior to my scheduled domestic flight time to allow for extra time during high-volume travel periods.

    Enjoy your Disney!

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Meet the Panelist: Jerry, Pennsylvania

The playful and creative optimism of all things Disney has enthralled me since I was a kid. I loved watching "The Wonderful World of Disney" on Sunday nights, seeing all the live-action and animated classics in theaters, and — of course — visiting "The Most Magical Place on Earth" for the first time 45 years ago. These days, the big kid in me still loves to play Disney. As a long-time Disney destinations vacationer, I'm looking forward to helping you play Disney starting here at planDisney! Learn More About Jerry

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