• On Apr 3, 2017
    Stephanie from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My dad will be the pilot on the flight that brings us to FL & we'd like to hang out with him for a few hours that day. For the sake of convenience, can he ride the Magical Express with us to the resort? Thanks!

    Hi Stephanie, 

    What a special flight you have in store, with your dad in the cockpit flying you down to start your vacation at the Walt Disney World Resort! I can't imagine a more perfect way to start your trip. My kids' dad is also a commercial airline pilot, and they would both definitely love to have their dad fly them to Orlando to start one of our Disney vacations...maybe someday it just might work out!

    Unfortunately, Disney's Magical Express complimentary motorcoach transportation from the Orlando International Airport to the Walt Disney World Resort is only available for Disney Resort hotel guests. Therefore, the only way your father would be able to use the service to travel with you to your Walt Disney World Resort hotel is if he was listed as a guest on your room reservation.

    That said, if your dad only has a short layover period in Orlando, his best option would likely be to rent a car since Disney's Magical Express pick up time for return to the Orlando International Airport is normally approximately 3 hours in advance of the scheduled flight departure time for all domestic flights within the United States. Alternatively, you may want to consider simply spending some time with your dad at the airport before departing for Disney on the Magical Express. This would likely make for a much more relaxed and rested pilot before he jets off on his next flight.

    Stephanie, I hope this information is helpful to you. Wishing you a wonderful flight down to Walt Disney World with your father, as well as a magical upcoming Disney vacation!

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