• On Mar 25, 2018
    Craig from OK Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    When we depart Disney World, our flight is scheduled to leave at 6pm. I read that the flight check in service only operates until 12pm. Can we still check in and check our luggage as well if we do it before 12pm, even though our flight leaves much later?

    Hi Craig, 

    Thanks for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question.  Even though it isn't fun thinking about the end of your visit to Walt Disney World Resort, I am glad you are planning ahead.  This will make your departure day much easier.  

    You are absolutely right, the Resort Airline Check-In Counter closes at 12:00 pm, but don't worry, if you are flying on one of the participating airlines, as long as you check in at the counter prior to 12:00 pm you will still be issued your boarding passes and your luggage will be taken to Orlando International Airport. With this service, you will not need to worry about collecting your items until you arrive at your final destination.  Personally, I always book the latest flight possible, in order to maximize my time at Walt Disney World Resort.  We have always used the Resort Airline Check In Service without a problem.  One of the great things about this service is that you and your party will receive your boarding passes for your upcoming flight and are able to skip the line and head straight to security at Orlando International Airport.  Just make sure you have everything that you need for the day in your carry on bag that you aren't checking.  Once your bags are checked there is no way to get them back until your arrival at home.  Also, please be aware that you will need to show Government Issued Identification for each adult when checking in.  

    Since you are utilizing this service, Disney's Magical Express will pick you up at your Resort Hotel approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight.  This allows enough time to account for traffic and long lines through security.  

    I hope that helps, Craig.  Please let us know if you have any other questions, we are always happy to assist.

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