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  • On Apr 18, 2012
    Paula from IA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are going to Disney for 1st time with 3 year old grandson who has Autism June 3rd. If we use Magic Express how can we avoid a long wait and how early do we have to be ready before our flight home?

    Hi, Paula! Congratulations on your first Walt Disney World vacation!  I have never waited more than 15 minutes for a Magical Express bus to pick me up from the airport once I arrived at their location.  So, I don't think that is going to be an issue.  On you departure day, your Magical Express will pick you up about three hours prior to your departure time. You will receive the exact pick-up time the day before in your departure packet. The Magical Express operates for Guests with a departure time at or after 8:00 A.M.  If your flight is on one of the participating airlines (at last check: AirTran, Alaska, American, Continental, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, United, and U.S. Airways), you will be able to check your luggage and receive your boarding passes at your Walt Disney World Resort.  Before that, you will contact Baggage Airline Guest Services at 407-284-1231 to pay applicable baggage fees.  This must be done between 5:00 A.M. and 11:00 P.M.  This will also be detailed in your Magical Express information you receive the day before check-out. All of this will make for a smooth trip home. Happy planning and have a magical vacation! 
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Meet the Panelist: Krista, Tennessee

My husband and I have a 16 year-old daughter and an 14 year-old son and over a decade's worth of Disney traditions and memories. We try new experiences each trip, so we have experienced many "extras" in and out of the parks. Learn More About Krista

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