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  • On Jun 30, 2014
    Melissa from MD Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi coming in 47 days after a 5 year break! Our flight lands at 9:30 am at MCO. Staying at AOA and using Magic express , can we go directly to AK or do we have to go to resort first? Also how long does it take to get from airport to resort/ parks? Thanks

    Hi Melissa! Congratulations on your upcoming trip to Walt Disney World Resort. After 5 long years you have a lot of magic to catch up on so I totally understand wanting to get right to it!

    From Orlando International Airport, it's about a 40-minute ride to Walt Disney World Resort and Disney's Art of Animation Resort is the second or third stop usually. 

    Even though you don't need to check-in at your Walt Disney World Resort first, I always like to. Plus, since you'll be arriving by Disney's Magical Express, you'll need to transfer buses if you want to go anywhere else. By doing online check-in you'll be in an out in just a few minutes and on your way to Disney's Animal Kingdom. No need to wait for your luggage to arrive - it will magically appear in your room later!

    Be sure to attach your Magical Express luggage tags to each item you will be checking at the airport when you depart. Keep in mind luggage delivered to your room can take some time after you check-in at your Walt Disney World Resort - up to 3 hours, so make sure your checked items will not be needed immediately.

    When you arrive at Orlando International Airport, head right to the Disney's Magical Express Welcome Center, located on B-side, Level 1 by following signs to Ground Transportation. Remember there's no need to worry about your luggage and other checked items, they will be delivered magically.

    Enjoy your complimentary ride on Disney's Magical Express. I hope your long awaited vacation is magical and memorable!

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Meet the Panelist: Juliette, Georgia

I'm a high-spirited Mom of 4. You say "vacation" and I'll tell you why for our family of 6, there's no better way than the Disney way! Since becoming Disney Vacation Club members, our dreams of travel quickly turn into magical memories again and again...I'm a real world example of the endless vacation possibilities available with the magic of Disney Parks and Disney Vacation Club. Learn More About Juliette

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