• On Apr 18, 2016
    Tracey from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Our flight arrives in Orlando at 8:30 pm; we are using Magic Express. Will our checked bags be delivered to our room that night or the next morning? Just trying to figure how to pack...

    Hi, Tracey!

    As long as your flight arrives before 10:00 p.m. Mickey Mouse will be behind the scenes to have your luggage delivered to your room that night if you have tagged the bags with the yellow Magical Express luggage tags that are mailed to you.

    Personally, I would consider not using the luggage service and retrieving my own bags when it is this late in the evening. Delivery can take up to 3 hours or sometimes longer, so unless you do not mind a knock at your door at 11:30 p.m. (or possibly later) than I would get my own bags before hopping on the Magical Express motorcoach. The motorcoach driver will be happy to stow your bags on the bus and unload them when you reach your resort.

    This is something you will have to decide before you get to the airport. Once the behind the scenes luggage folks at the Orlando Airport see the yellow tag, the bag will be pulled and will not go to the baggage carousel. So either tag it at your home airport, or discard the tags and get your own bags upon arrival in Orlando.

    If you decide to use the luggage service, make sure to keep your kids' pj's, toothbrushes, and any nighttime items needed so they can go to bed without waiting up for their suitcases to arrive.

    Of course, this is the worst case scenario. Your bags could show up quite timely, but I just want you to be prepared for a possible delay.  Sending pixie dust your way for a quick luggage delivery so you can get a good night's rest as your magical vacation starts at the crack of dawn the next morning!


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I am a fundraiser/event planner turned stay at home mom. When I am not running to cheerleading practice or a soccer game with my kids, I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, and of course, planning our next Disney adventure!

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