Mom And Son On Run
  • On Dec 16, 2010
    Michelle from AZ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Arrivng 1/1, staying at OKW,6adults, 2 kids (ages 2,4). Using Magical Express from airport to resort. Can't decide if we should pick up our luggage or let them deliver it. Thoughts? We arrive at 4pm and planning on going to parks for a few hours.

    Hi Michelle! I love that you're starting the New Year with a trip to Disney World! How fun! Personally, I love that with Disney's Magical Express, I can check my bags at my home airport and not deal with them again until they appear in my hotel room. I generally pack way too much so it's nice to let someone else deal with my heavy luggage, and when I arrive in Orlando I don't want to waste time standing at the baggage claim; I just want to head straight to Disney World. For these reasons, I always let Magical Express pick up my luggage. Now, some of my fellow Moms have different opinions. Magical Express generally does not deliver your bags until several hours after your arrival, and for this reason, some of the other Moms prefer to pick up their luggage at the airport and bring it with them when they board the motorcoach to the resort. Magical Express promises that your luggage will be delivered within 3 hours, but in my personal experience, it's often much longer than that. I just make sure that I put any items I may need that first day in my carry-on bag, so that I'll have the toiletries, clothes, or medications for the first night with me if my bags don't arrive until much later.  Since you're planning to go to the parks, you can leave your carry-on bags with Bell Services at your resort and then head off for some fun. When you come back several hours later, your bags should have magically appeared in your room! It doesn't get much easier than that!

    Hope you have a wonderful New Year's trip! Come visit us again at the Moms Panel if you have more questions! We're happy to help!
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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, North Carolina

I'm a busy mom of two from North Carolina who loves to find ways to stretch a Disney Dollar so that I can enjoy the luxury of Disney's deluxe resorts and fine dining. Learn More About Amanda

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