• On Jul 13, 2017
    Teresa from MA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Flight is coming in after 9 pm. Should we grab our luggage for magic express?

    Hi, Teresa! 

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Thank you so much for stopping by to bring us your question. 

    Disney's Magical Express Bus Service is the ultimate way to start a vacation! It's so nice to be able to relax and let Disney drive you to your resort hotel destination, especially after a long flight! 

    Guest bag pickup ends each day at 10pm, and with your flight being so close to that cut-off, I'd suggest grabbing your luggage. Even with beating the 10pm cut-off, bags are not guaranteed to be delivered for up to three hours. That could make for a late night. 

    I have found Orlando International Airport to be extremely quick with getting luggage to baggage claim, so you won't have to wait a long time. Once you retrieve your bags, head to the Magical Express Check-in Kiosk to begin your journey "home."

    Oh, and make sure you have your MagicBands in your carry-on or purse. Cast Members will need to scan your MagicBand at the kiosk to confirm your Magical Express reservation and direct you to the appropriate resort hotel bus line. My family likes to put them on when we land - it's always a "yay!' moment for us. 

    Another tip, when you receive your Magical Express documentation, your yellow luggage tags will be included but do not put them on your bags if you decide to retrieve them yourself. These yellow tags will queue airport employees to pull your bags before they get to baggage claim. 

    I hope this information is helpful, Teresa! Please let me know if you should have any additional questions. I am here to help you plan the smallest of pixie-dusted details. 

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Hi, doers & dreamers! I am a wife and mother of three active children and we are always on the go. We look forward to our Walt Disney World® Resort vacations as a way of slowing down and reconnecting while still maintaining our active lifestyle. Whether your family wants to take it easy by a resort hotel pool, or speed up during a runDisney race event, I am your planning expert!  Learn More About Faith

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