• On Jan 5, 2019
    Laura from Leinster Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I've just booked my 2019 visit first time I'm staying on property!I'm flying in from Ireland, so is baggage delivery associated with Magical express? We land in pm can we collect our bags ourselves and have them with us on the bus?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Laura!  I love helping first-time visitors plan their trip, and it's extra special that you're coming all the way from the Emerald Isle!

    Magical Express is a free service that provides bus transportation 24 hours a day between Orlando International Airport and Walt Disney World Resort hotels.  This is one of my favorite parts of vacation, because of all the magic that awaits!  International guests will not receive vouchers or luggage tags in the mail.  Since you are arriving in the evening, I'd strongly encourage you to retrieve your own bags at baggage claim at the airport after clearing customs (If you choose to have Disney transport your luggage for you, it could take up to three hours for it to get to your room). Your Magical Express driver can stow your belongings for you in the luggage compartment under the bus, and when you arrive at your resort, the driver will retrieve it for you.  Just remember to stop first on Level 2 at baggage claim, and then proceed to Side B and take the elevator or escalator down to Level 1.   

    When you arrive at your Walt Disney World Resort, your MagicBands will be waiting for you at the front desk when you check-in.  Make sure to ask them about "First Time Visit" buttons.  Cast Members are always on the look for guests sporting these special buttons, and you might get some extra attention.  A few other first visit tips: get to the parks bright and early and wear comfy shoes...oh, and don't forget to download the My Disney Experience mobile app before your trip!

    Have a fantastic visit to "The Most Magical Place on Earth!"

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Meet the Panelist: Eean, Pennsylvania

Hi, I'm Eean from Pennsylvania!  I may have an unusual name, but my passion for Disney is not unique.  It’s amazing how many people you can find who love talking about, "The Most Magical Place On Earth!"  I'm that mom who always has her ears perked at PTO meetings, in the grocery store aisle, or at middle school basketball games waiting for an opportunity to give someone a planning tip to help make their vacation even more magical.


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