Disney's Magical Express
  • On May 28, 2019
    Tiffany from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My daughter and I will be arriving at MCO on American Airlines around 11am in August. Once we arrive at MCO, how long will it take to board the Magical Express and then arrive at Art of Animation Resort?

    Hi, there!

     Tiffany, I'm so happy to hear you're planning a Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Now more than ever is the time to visit!

     I just love Disney's Magical Express. When my family arrives at Orlando International Airport, I know this service is ready to whisk us away for our magical vacation. I don't even have to worry about gathering our luggage because Disney's Magical Express will collect it and deliver it right to our hotel room. It's just one of the many benefits of staying at a Disney Resort hotel!

     In my experience, it takes at least 90-minutes from the time I land at Orlando International Airport until I arrive at my Disney Resort hotel. There's usually a bit of a wait to board a motorcoach after checking-in at Disney's Magical Express in the Ground Transportation Area. Depending on the number and order of stops your motorcoach has, your travel time between the airport and Disney's Art of Animation Resort can vary. A good rule of thumb is to allow about 3-hours between your flight landing and your arrival at your hotel. If you arrive to Disney's Art of Animation Resort prior to 2:00 PM, you'll just be pleasantly surprised!

     Traveling from Pennsylvania to Orlando is enough adventure for one day, so my family likes to take it easy on our arrival day. We use this first day of our Disney vacation to explore our Resort hotel, take a dip in the pool, and visit Disney Springs. After a nice dinner and some shopping at Disney Springs, we call it an early night so we can be ready for lots of magical experiences in the theme parks the following day!

     Please note that it can take several hours for Disney's Magical Express to deliver your luggage to your hotel room. If there's something you'll need before your luggage is dropped off, be sure to pack it in your carry-on!

     I hope this was helpful, Tiffany. Please let me know if you have any other questions about your Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all things Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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