Disney's Magical Express
  • On Apr 6, 2019
    Julia from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We have a departing flight at 7:30 am with Southwest, will we be able to use Disney magical express from the Disney Caribbean beach resort to the airport and will we be able to use the resort Airline check in service that early?

    Hi Julia! Thanks so much for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    I absolutely love Disney's Magical Express! When I first board the motorcoach at Orlando International Airport, I feel like my Walt Disney World Resort vacation has officially started. Likewise, when I depart, it's so nice to relax and let Disney do the driving.

    You absolutely can use Disney's Magical Express for your return trip to the airport. However, you will be responsible for checking in when you arrive at the airport. The day before your departure, a Transportation Notice will be delivered to your Resort hotel room. It will list your departure time and location. Typically, the motorcoach picks Guests up approximately three hours prior to the scheduled departure time for domestic flights. Because your pick up time will be around 4:30 AM, the Resort Airline Check-In will not be open in time for you to use that service. I had a similar flight time during my last vacation. Don't let this worry you. I took my luggage with me to the pick-up location. When the motorcoach arrived, my luggage was stowed on the motorcoach and returned to me when we arrived at the airport. From there, I made my way to the airline check-in counter and checked in. Easy breezy.

    I will give you a friendly reminder to keep your Transportation Notice in a safe place as you will need it to board the motorcoach for your return trip to Orlando International Airport.

    Oh my goodness! I'm getting excited just thinking about Disney's Magical Express! Enjoy the ride and have a magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Kari, Texas

"Welcome home," Disney friends! I'm Kari, a wife and mom from Texas. In 1997, we became Disney Vacation Club Members and have enjoyed every magical moment. We have also set sail on the Disney Cruise Line, enjoyed the benefits of Annual Passes and put our best foot forward with runDisney. I love helping Guests add pixie dust to their vacation plans! How may I help you add magic to your next Disney vacation?

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