• On Jun 12, 2017
    Jinlin from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello, We are arriving at the Orlando airport around 11am. Can we take Magic Express directly from airport to Animal Kingdom? We do have our earliest fast pass reserved between 12:40-1:40pm that same day. Hope we can make it on time.

    Greetings, Jinlin!

    I hope you are having a wonderful time planning your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! I always say planning is half the fun.

    Unfortunately, you can not take Disney's Magical Express straight to a theme park, but instead have to take it to your check-in resort. The journey can take anywhere between 45 minutes to and hour-and-a-half depending on how long you have to wait for a motorcoach and how many stops they make before your resort. Depending on where you will be staying, how long it takes at check-in, how long you'll need to wait for a bus to Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, and considering the time it will take you to go through security and walk to your FastPass+ attraction, you may be cutting it a bit too close. As a general guideline, I usually try not to make any plans or reservations for at least 3 hours from my scheduled flight arrival time. 

    If you do indeed miss your FastPass+ selection, you should be able to choose another one once the time expires through the My Disney Experience app or on an in-park FastPass+ kiosk. Good luck and please let us know if there is anything else we are able to assist you with.

    Pixie Dust, 

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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Colorado

Hi-ya, Pals! I'm a wife and mother of three who's enjoyed many special occasions at Walt Disney World Resort with my family: graduations, pregnancies, birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, reunions, and even our Fairy Tale Honeymoon. I look for any excuse to return "home" often and would love to help add a little extra Pixie Dust to your next magical adventure. Learn More About Lauren

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