Disney's Magical Express
  • On May 11, 2021
    Bruce from IN Asked

    Disney Express Details

    Hi Bruce,

    Welcome to planDisney! 

    I am so excited to see that you have an upcoming trip to the Walt Disney World Resort! Lucky for you, Disney's Magical Express® will be operating at the time of your visit. My family adores Disney's Magical Express. It symbolizes the beginning of the magic!

    Once you arrive at the airport, make your way to Disney's Magical Express check-in. Head towards baggage claim first if you need to pick up your bags and then you should see signs pointing you towards Disney's Magical Express. Prior to arrival, you should receive your paperwork in the mail. Just be sure to bring that paperwork with you and, if you have MagicBands, wear them as well. 

    I always allow at least an hour and a half from landing to get to our resort hotel. It may take longer or less time depending on how quickly you can get checked in and on the motorcoach. We also typically have an advanced dining reservation soon after arrival, so I have to time that reservation carefully. 

    When your magical vacation has come to an end, you will receive Disney's Magical Express paperwork the night before departure. That paperwork will tell you what time to board the motorcoach to return to the airport. For us, our departure pick-up time has generally been three hours before our plane is scheduled to depart. I always keep that in mind when scheduling our return flights, so I pick an early evening flight so that we can spend some time at the resort hotel, do some last-minute shopping, or visit a theme park before we leave for the airport.

    Be aware, the line for Disney's Magical Express may seem long when you arrive, but it tends to move fairly quickly. Pack your patience just in case. You can spend that time in line reviewing your plans in the My Disney Experience Mobile App. Although I always believe I have gone over the plans in great detail prior to our visit, it never fails that when we arrive, everyone has forgotten parts of the plan.

    Bruce, we are delighted to welcome you to a world of magic!

    Magic and memories,

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