Disney's Magical Express
  • On Apr 6, 2019
    Lenora from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My flight is scheduled to land at 5:30 AM. Redeye flights are often early; if my flight arrives before 5am, I was wondering for ME luggage service- is this based on my scheduled arrival time or actual arrival? I don’t want my bag left by mistake!

    Hi Lenora! Thank you for bringing another great question to us at the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Luggage delivery service is offered as part of Disney's Magical Express complimentary airport transportation, just one of the many benefits of staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel. While the motorcoach shuttle runs 24 hours a day, luggage delivery is only available for flights that land (actual arrival time) between 5:00 am and 10:00 pm.  

    I just spoke with a Cast Member at Disney's Magical Express who suggested NOT using the yellow luggage tags that will be sent to you. The yellow tags let baggage handlers know which bags should be diverted to Disney's Magical Express instead of baggage claim. This way, if you arrive before 5:00 am you can collect your luggage yourself. If you arrive after 5:00 am you may either collect your own luggage, or let the Cast Members know when you check in at Disney's Magical Express counter at Orlando International Airport that your luggage will need to be transferred. They assured me they will be able to locate and transfer your luggage, even without the yellow tags.

    That being said, here's what I would do: I recommend keeping an eye on your flight number, using Flight Aware or another flight tracker to see how often that flight lands more than 30 minutes early. Based on that, I would use my judgement to decide if I felt comfortable attaching the yellow tags or not.

    Don't forget about Resort Airline Check-In service for your return flight. Guests flying participating airlines can check their luggage through to the airport right at their Disney Resort Hotel.

    I hope that helps! Have a wonderful vacation.

    Anne Marie
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Meet the Panelist: Anne Marie, Illinois

Hi everyone!  I'm Anne Marie from Illinois.  I love escaping our long Midwest winters with some fun in the sun at beautiful Walt Disney World Resort!  It seems our family of six is always on the go, and that is one reason why our Disney vacation memories are so special.  We get the opportunity to have fun while spending precious time together.  I enjoy helping family and friends plan their Disney vacations, and I'd love to help you plan yours too! Learn More About Anne Marie

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