Disney's Magical Express
  • On Mar 26, 2019
    Gabriela from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Approx. how much time does the magical express take from departure from the airport to arrival at your resort? I am trying to make it to a dining reservation at 12pm and my flight should arrive around 8am. I just want to make sure if I need to push forward

    Hello Gabriela and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    I always feel like my vacation has indeed started once I settle into my seat on Disney's Magical Express! It is great to be able to set back and relax and let someone else navigate us from the "real" world to Mickey's World!  When I do our planning, I expect about one to one and a half hours from departing the plane to arriving at our Walt Disney World Resort hotel.  Of course, some things can slow that down such as needing to stop for a restroom break or to grab a much needed Starbucks. Also, we typically pick up our luggage before heading over to the pick-up area.  

    Also, there can sometimes be a bit of a wait for your assigned bus to load up and head out. However, with an arrival time of 8:00 am you should have no problem making a reservation at noon.

    I hope this helps with your planning. If you have more questions, come on back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    See ya real soon,
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Meet the Panelist: Anne, Iowa

I’m Anne, a native Iowan, wife, mother, and grandmother. For me, a major part of the fun of a Disney trip is the planning. I have traveled to the Disney Parks in multiple stages of my life, including as a daughter, sister, aunt, mother and grandmother.  One of my favorite things to do is to travel with multi-generational groups. I am thrilled to be able to help other Disney guests plan their adventures. Learn More About Anne

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