Disney's Magical Express
  • On Jan 4, 2020
    Jacob from AR Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Our flight lands around 11pm on a Sunday evening. I know we will have to grab our checked bags since it will be after 10pm. Due to this and the late hour, would taking an Uber be better than Magical Express to get us to the room quicker?

    Jacob,

    Thanks for your question!

    So if you are comparing using Disney's Magical Express service to taking an Uber based solely on time to resort, I suppose you would save a bit of time, yes. But at that time of night my guess is that you are not going to save so much time that you would want to pay, out of pocket, for that luxury. 

    I have typically taken the Magical Express mostly at times in the middle of the day, but I did have one time where I had to collect my bags too. I waited in line for my bus about 10 minutes, and since we were the first resort stop, I was from baggage carousel to resort lobby in about 40 minutes. If I had been the 2 stop it might have been closer to 50 minutes. While I might have shaved 10-12 minutes off of that with an Uber, I definitely preferred the convenience of Disney's Magical Express. Oh, and that whole FREE thing was kind of nice too!

    Also, FYI, if you get to the Disney's Magical Express check in area and feel like you are waiting too long, you can still grab an Uber then, right?

    BOTTOM LINE: My advice would be to stick to Disney's Magical Express, unless you feel a heavy pressure to get to the resort at the very shortest amount of time.  

    Have a Magical Vacation!
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