• On May 22, 2017
    Julie from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We're first timers going to Disney World. Getting to Disney, how does my airline know I'm using Magical Express for our baggage?

    Hi Julie,

    I am so excited to hEAR that you will soon be making your very first visit to Walt Disney World Resort. You must be bursting with excitement! Get ready for a magical vacation unlike anything you have ever experienced!

    How wonderful that you decided to stay at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel; you definitely won't regret it! In addition to early booking windows when making FastPass+ selections and dining reservations, Disney Resort guests also enjoy access to Extra Magic Hours and complimentary transportation from their Resort hotel throughout the Walt Disney World Resort.
    Another great perk for guests staying at Disney Resort hotels is Disney's Magical Express complimentary motorcoach transportation from Orlando International Airport. My own family has used Disney’s Magical Express many times. We find it a great, hassle-free way to kick off our Disney vacation.

    Julie, there is no need to notify your airline that you intend to use Disney's Magical Express. Approximately 2-3 weeks prior to your trip, you will receive a package containing luggage tags for your checked baggage, which will allow you to bypass the luggage carousel at the airport and proceed directly to Disney's Magical Express check-in. Airport personnel at Orlando International Airport will automatically transfer all luggage with Magical Express tags directly to Disney's Magical Express. Apart from securing your Magical Express luggage tag and checking your luggage in with your airline upon departure, you do not need to do anything further. In my opinion, this is what makes Disney's Magical Express truly MAGICAL!

    I hope you enjoy arriving in true Disney style at your Disney Resort hotel using Disney's Magical Express.

    Magically Yours,

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