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

    We're flying in early and riding the Magical Express bus. Since check-in isn't until 3, can we go straight to the park for Extra Magic Hours (8am) and then head to the hotel at 3? We're checking our luggage, so what will happen to it?

    Hi, Jennifer! 

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, and thank you for bringing your question to our website!

    When it comes to Walt Disney World Resort vacations, I always like to arrive early and enjoy my time there as much as possible! Disney's Magical Express takes you from the Orlando International Airport to your Disney Resort hotel in a magical ride. There is no better way to start your stay! 

    My best advice is to take Disney's Magical Express to your Disney Resort hotel and use Resort transportation to get to the Theme Park you're planning to visit. 

    If you're staying at Disney's Polynesian Resort or Disney's Contemporary Resort, for example, you can use the Monorail to get to Magic Kingdom Park or Epcot. 

    If you're staying at Disney's Beach Club Resort, on the other hand, you can take boats to either Epcot or Disney's Hollywood Studios! From Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, finally, you will be only a mile away from Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park.

    After you arrive at your Disney Resort hotel, the possibilities are limitless. Your luggage will be taken to your room, so there's no need to worry about it. You can check it and have fun!

    To make sure that you can make the most of your first hours at the Walt Disney World Resort, remember to pack your MagicBand on your carry-on luggage. It's also wise to bring an extra change of clothes, sunscreen, comfortable shoes, and a phone charger. 

    I hope that these tips help you make the most of your first vacation day, Jennifer! As more questions pop up, please, come back! 

    May the magic be with you,

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Meet the Panelist: Julie, California

Hi! I am Julie, a Brazilian brand strategist who also loves to sing and cook. I grew up in Southern Brazil, in Santa Catarina, but I currently live in California. I dreamed of visiting the Walt Disney World Resort since I was a little girl and now it is my passion to help others enjoy the magic as much as I do. Being an all-things-Disney nerd and Disney Vacation Club member, I'm here to help you find the perfect hotels, park events and seasonal festivals to make your trip a memory to cherish forever! Learn More About Julie

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