• On Mar 19, 2012
    Katy from AR Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Concerned with check-out. Our flight leaves MCO at 9:40 a.m. If I want to use the Resort Check In at ASM, what time should I do this? When will ME pick us up from ASM to take us to MCO? What are "extra baggage fees" I've read about? Where do I pa

    Hi Katy,

    Congratulations on your upcoming trip to Walt Disney World! At first glance, the procedures for Disney's Magic Express, Resort Airline Check-In, and Luggage Fees can seem confusing.

    Let me help walk you through it. It's no fun to think about departure day, yet it'll be less stressful if you know what to expect.

    Your Disney's Magical Express pick-up time will be approximately three hours prior to your flight time. The day prior to your WDW departure, you will receive instructions from Disney's Magical Express which will be left in your hotel room. Your pick-up time will be around 6:40 a.m. at your All-Star resort.

    The extra baggage fees that you've heard about are the costs charged by your airline. Some airlines charge for each piece of luggage that you will be checking in at your home airport or upon departure from your WDW resort. If you owe luggage fees, these should be prepaid before taking your luggage to the Resort Airline Check-In desk. "Guests must contact Baggage Airline Guest Services at (407) 284-1231 to pay any airline fees in advance of visiting the Resort Airline Check-In desk, which will have a record of the payment transaction."

    To use Resort Airline Check-In, you will need to be flying on a participating airline. You will need to visit the desk prior to boarding your DME bus, therefore I would head to the desk by 6:15 a.m. at the latest. Or you can take your luggage on the bus with you and check it in at the airport.

    All this information will be in your DME packet. Also, if you have any questions once you are at the resort, ask a Cast Member. They are there to help your stay (and departure) go smoothly!
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I am a stay-at-home mom with a 12 year old son. I thrive on planning vacations, especially to WDW. Inspiring families to vacation at Disney with a memorable itinerary and budget-saving tips is extremely rewarding for me. Learn More About Kimberly

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