Disney's Magical Express
  • On Mar 24, 2019
    Jessica from IN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    If flight arrives after 10 pm you have to go to bag pick up and take your luggage onto magical express yourself. If you do not pick up your bags will Magic express deliver your luggage the next day sometime or will your bags be held at airport?

    Jessica, there are so many benefits to staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, but I think Disney's Magical Express is probably the best! After a long day, it feels good to have someone else do the driving for you. I get excited when those yellow luggage tags arrive in the mail because it means my trip in only a few weeks away; however, I've learned from experience that it's sometimes better not to use the vouchers. One trip, our flight was delayed and didn't arrive at the Orlando International Airport until 9:00 PM. Bags can take over three hours to arrive in your resort room, so we ended up going to bed in the same clothes we wore on the plane- lesson learned! Now, at the very least, I pack a carry-on with essentials, like medication and toiletries (and my MagicBand).

    Although it is tempting to let Disney take care of your bags, Magical Express' policy states that for flights landing between the hours of 10:00 PM and 5:00 AM, Guests will need to collect their luggage at Baggage Claim on Level 2 and bring it with them to the Magical Express area. I worry that if you left your luggage at the airport overnight that it could get lost and you'd end up having to go back to the airport the next day. When I traveled last month, I decided to pick up my bags since I landed at 7:30 PM, and it only took 15 minutes. Once you get on the motorcoach, you'll be magically whisked away to your resort for a good night's sleep!

    Speaking of perks for staying on site, Jessica, your 60-day window to make your FastPass+ selections is quickly approaching! I'll keep my fingers and toes crossed you get Slinky Dog Dash- it's my favorite!

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Meet the Panelist: Eean, Pennsylvania

Hi, I'm Eean from Pennsylvania!  I may have an unusual name, but my passion for Disney is not unique.  It’s amazing how many people you can find who love talking about, "The Most Magical Place On Earth!"  I'm that mom who always has her ears perked at PTO meetings, in the grocery store aisle, or at middle school basketball games waiting for an opportunity to give someone a planning tip to help make their vacation even more magical.


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