Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Sep 17, 2008
    Lynn from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi Bret, family of 6 (2 adults,4 children) arriving at Orlando airport Dec 14th and planning on taking ME, ?'s can one of us go ahead to line up at ME check in and we are staying at Poly, do you know if this is the first stop?? Thank you very much!!

    Once you arrive at MCO (Orlando Airport) you should proceed with your entire family/group to the Disney Welcome Center located on the B side of the main terminal on level 1. If you used the Magical Express (ME) luggage tags, your luggage will be transferred by the airport officials and ME directly to your resort (i.e., you DON'T need to collect your checked baggage). Only one member of your family needs to go to Disney welcome Center counter, where that person will present your ME booklet and your airline baggage claim tickets to the Disney representative who will confirm the number of items checked with the airline as well as your return flight information.

    After checking in at the Disney Welcome Center counter, you should meet up again with your family to the queueing area for the motor coaches to the different resorts.

    It is certainly possible that your first stop will be at the Polynesian resort, but I can't guarantee it. It really depends on how many people from different resorts arrive at the airport at the same time as you. The routes and number of stops for any resort can change depending upon these conditions. According to ME, you "may make up to three stops before arriving at your resorts." Based on personal observation, it seems that they try to have fewer stops for the deluxe resorts, but I can't promise that the Poly will be the first stop.

    Hope that helps.
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