Water taxi
  • On May 5, 2021
    Sara from VA Asked

    I booked a stay at the Walt Disney Dolphin Hotel for this summer and didn't see beforehand that the hotel isnt Disney owned? We were hoping to take the Magical Express, is there any way to pay for that separately? :(

    Hello Sara! My family visited the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel back in December! We had a great stay! 

    You are correct that the Dolphin Hotel (along with the Swan Hotel) is not eligible for Disney’s Magical Express service. My wife and I researched our transportation options and found taxi, shuttle, and ride-share were all available. For that particular visit, we had a group of nine so we opted to reserve a van service!

    The experience was seamless! We provided the van service with our cell phone number and flight information. As soon as we landed at Orlando International Airport our driver was in touch with us via text message. He guided us right right through the airport to his waiting van. He was friendly and helpful. The ride was a clean, safe, and enjoyable experience!

    At first, I was disappointed that I wouldn’t be able to ride Disney’s Magical Express, but in the end the van service ended up being fast and convenient. As soon as we boarded the van we were on our way! We were taken directly to our resort! We paid the service in advance and I tipped the driver.

    Sara, once you arrive at your resort, you will find complimentary transportation from your hotel to all of the Disney Parks! Bus transportation is provided to Magic Kingdom Park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom! Boat service is provided to EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

    Hakuna Matata!  Jonathan
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Meet the Panelist: Jonathan, Pennsylvania

Hi, everyone!  My name is Jonathan.  I am a Disney-adoring husband, dad of three sons, and elementary school principal from Pennsylvania.  If you're visiting planDisney with questions about the Most Magical Place on Earth, then Hakuna Matata because you've come to the right group of people!  I'm happy to use my past Disney-travel experiences and knowledge to help you enjoy every moment of your vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort! Learn More About Jonathan

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