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

    Hi everyone! My boyfriend and I are going to WDW in May. Our flight lands at MCO at 12am. I read that the Magical Express doesn't start running until 5:00am. Has anyone had any luck with being able to check into their hotel that early?

    Hi Kamryn!

    You and your boyfriend are going to have a fantastic visit to Walt Disney World Resort! There are so many fun things for adults to enjoy during a vacation. Be sure to visit the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival so you can sample the tasty food and beverages at the Outdoor Kitchens throughout World Showcase. You should also plan on checking out Disney Springs to enjoy its incredible dining, shopping and entertainment!

    Disney's Magical Express is a fantastic way to start your Walt Disney World Resort vacation because it's so easy! I love that you don't have to worry about picking up a rental car or navigating to your Disney Resort hotel. Disney's Magical Express operates 24 hours per day, which means it will be available for your transportation to your Disney Resort hotel regardless of your flight arrival time! However, Dinsey's Magical Express luggage service does not operate between 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m., so you will need to plan on picking up your own luggage from baggage claim at Orlando International Airport and bringing it with you on your motorcoach to start your vacation.

    Your Disney Resort hotel front desk will have Cast Members available throughout the night to assist your check-in even with your late arrival time. I have arrived for several vacations late at night or early in the morning and it has always gone smoothly. Keep in mind that check-in time is at 3:00 p.m., so with your nighttime arrival, you will need a hotel reservation for the calendar day before your late night (or early morning arrival) if you would like to access your room when you arrive at your Disney Resort hotel.

    T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

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Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to two little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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