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  • On May 17, 2013
    Dianne Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Our family of 3 visiting WDW for the first time in August. Staying at the Contemporary, have dining plan, made character dining reservations. Doing the pirates and pals cruise on our first night. Flying US Air. How does the Magical Express work?

    Hi there, Dianne!

    I'm so impressed with your planning skills! You are going to absolutely love staying at Disney's Contemporary Resort on your first visit! I'm so glad to hear that you've got your Advanced Dining Reservations made for Character meals too. I went on the Pirates & Pals Fireworks Voyage last fall and had the best time ever! What a super special way to spend your first evening!

    Disney's Magical Express [DME] is your transportation service from the Orlando International Airport to your Disney-owned Resort hotel and then back to the airport when your vacation comes to an end. You may want to double-check your reservation to be sure that you've got DME added to it. About a month prior to the start of your vacation, you will receive an envelope containing your luggage tags and your ticket booklet with your transportation vouchers. You'll want to take the booklet with you on the airplane in your carry-on bag and you'll simply attach the luggage tags to the bags you will be checking in at your home airport. The best news? That will be the last time you have to deal with your checked luggage until it magically appears in your hotel room about 4 hours after you check in!

    On your departure day, you'll just need to be down at the DME at the specified time on your paperwork for your transportation back to the airport. The bus will leave approximately 3 hours before your flight is scheduled to take off. Resort airline check-in is offered for participating airlines where you can actually check your bags in and have your boarding passes printed right from your Resort!

    Please feel free to stop back by if we can help with any additional questions you have.

    Have a Pixie Dusted vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, Florida

Hi! I'm Jackie, mom to a teenage boy and a tween girl! I've traveled to Disney Parks with toddlers, grandparents, and everything in between and I'm excited to help you plan your Pixie Dusted vacation! So, go ahead, ask me a question or two! Learn More About Jackie

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