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  • On Nov 30, 2013
    David from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    From the Contemporary to Orlando Airport how many stops are on the Magical Express? Trying to figure out how long it will take from the resort to the airport.

    Hi, David!

    Great question!

    We stay at Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort frequently, and just about always rely on Disney's Magical Express to get to and from Orlando International Airport. Each Magical Express run will be different, depending on Guests' departure time and airline / terminal, so it's impossible to tell you how many stops you'll have on ME. We've been the last to board enroute to the airport, and we've been the first to board, with two to three additional stops along the way. You may, however, share that bus with the other resorts that are adjacent to the monorail line, Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and Disney's Polynesian Resort. I'd count on about an hour from when the first resort stop until you reach the airport; again, experiences will vary, and it very much depends on if you are the first, second or third stop along the way.

    Regardless, your pick-up time will be about 3 hours prior to your flight's departure, so you'll be at the terminal with, typically, two hours to spare. This will allow you to grab a bite to eat or something to drink, get through security and settle in comfortably at the gate. (Okay...and we always have time for a stop at Disney's EarPort.)

    Have a magical trip, David!

    Be sure to send more questions as you think of them; we love to help!
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