Disney's Magical Express
  • On Jan 21, 2020
    Alicia from KY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Our flight doesn't leave until Saturday evening. We are wanting to spend the morning and afternoon in the park. How can we do this?


    I often schedule the flight home later in the afternoon or evening, so that I can enjoy a park on my departure day. As long as you have a park ticket available, you certainly can do that as well. But a few suggestions that will make this go more smoothly;
    • Disney's Magical Express: Your scheduled ride back to the airport will be approximately 3 hours prior to your scheduled flight time. This lets you know when you have to be back at your resort to catch your ride. Don't be late!
    • Checked Baggage: On your departure day, check your bags on through to your final destination so you don't have to worry about them the rest of the day. Just check in for your flight with the Resort Airline Check-In, and drop your bags off at the appropriate area of your resort. You will have to pay any baggage fees, if they apply, and show proof of payment. 
    • Carry-On Bags: Since I have to leave from my resort anyway, I leave my carry on bags with the Bell Services desk at the resort. That way I go in to the parks hands-free, and I just get them when I am back at my resort to catch my Disney's Magical Express ride back to the airport. 
    A final tip is to make sure on that last day that you arrive at your park as close to opening as possible. You want to be sure that you get the most out of that park ticket, and the time you have to return to your resort will creep up on you faster than expected!

    I hope that this helps? Write me back if you need any other suggestions?

    Have a Magical Vacation!
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