• On Nov 9, 2018
    Jennifer from IN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We will be arriving at Disney in January. I'm trying to plan our trip and have a few questions about the Magical Express. Our flight arrives at 9:45 P.M. at MCO. Would we still be able to take the Magical Express and can you use it one way only?

    Hi Jennifer,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I love to visit the Walt Disney World Resort in January. We have taken several trips during the summer because of school schedules so taking a trip in January when the weather was cooler was a treat! If you're going later in January I hope you'll visit the Epcot International Festival of the Arts. This celebration of the arts has several interactive experiences and the photo opportunities are awesome. 

    You can use Disney's Magical Express service no matter when you arrive. Disney's Magical Express runs from Orlando International Airport to Walt Disney World Resort Hotels 24 hours a day. If you arrive between 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m., they ask that you retrieve any checked luggage from baggage claim before boarding the motorcoach. Since you are arriving so close to 10:00 p.m. I would recommend you take your luggage with you on the motorcoach.

    I have taken Disney's Magical Express only one way on a few of my vacations. I have caught a ride to my hotel with a friend who rented a car and I have used Uber and Lyft to return to the airport. On your departure day, if you are flying with a participating airline you can use Resort Airline Check-In service. You can check your luggage through to your final destination before you leave your resort hotel! You do not have to be using Disney's Magical Express to use Resort Airline Check-In. 

    Jennifer, thank you for visiting us with your question. I hope you'll let us know if we can help with any other planning questions.
    Wishing you a magical vacation,
    Amy H. 
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, North Carolina

Hey, Howdy, Hey! I'm Amy H. and I have been a fan of Walt Disney World since my first visit during the Magic Kingdom Park's opening year. I'm married to my favorite person in the world and since our son and daughter are in college, we have been enjoying more spur of the moment trips to the Most Magical Place on Earth. No matter the ages or size of your traveling party, I'd love to help plan you plan a magical vacation! Learn More About Amy

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