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  • On Jan 10, 2011
    Timothy from CO Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    How far of a drive, by Magical Express, is it from the Orlando Airport to Fort Wilderness Lodge?

    Hi Timothy,

         I just love the Magical Express service that Walt Disney World offers to it's guests to get them and their luggage from the Orlando International Airport to their Walt Disney World Resorts.  In fact, I have used Magical Express 10 times in the last 3 years!  The actual driving distance from the Orlando International Airport to the Wilderness Lodge is a little over 20 miles and on the Magical Express it normally is around 45 to 50 minutes of driving time.  That being said there are other factors which may make your Magical Express trip a longer duration.  There may be lines at the airport to get on the Magical Express bus that is heading to the Wilderness depending on what time of day you fly in and how many other people are coming in at that same time.  Also the Magical Express buses drop people off at multiple Resorts in the same area from the same bus, so the Wilderness Lodge might not be the first drop off stop made.  This will add time on to your trip to your Resort.  I normally plan for 1 to 2 hours to get to my Resort from the Orlando International Airport using Magical Express.  Sometimes my experience has been shorter and sometimes it has been longer than the average time of 1 to 2 hours that I stated above, but most of the time my journey falls within that time frame.

    I hope that your journey on the Magical Express is swift and you arrive at the Wilderness Lodge ready to explore and have the time of your life!

    Keep Dreaming Big!
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Meet the Panelist: Marc, New York

I am a single Father to one incredible boy.  I would love nothing more than to provide people with Disney vacation planning that will enable them to have a new experience or make their Disney vacation just a little more magical! Learn More About Marc

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