• On Feb 4, 2017
    Charlene from NS Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi moms! Flying in at 8:00pm & debating grabbing our bags from bag claim b4 boarding the Magical Express so we don't have to wait up for our luggage to be delivered. wondering if we have time to do this before the bus leaves? Will they wait for us?

    Hello Charlene!  Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I love using Disney's Magical Express at Orlando International Airport.  It allows me to start my vacation upon arrival, leave my bags for a trusted Cast Member to deliver to my room and hop aboard a motorcoach prepared to take me on my favorite road trip: one that takes me to Walt Disney World Resort!

    You arrival time of 8:00 p.m. at Orlando International Airport does make the decision to grab your luggage from bag claim or leave it for Disney's Magical Express a little tricky.  While being able to go directly to Level B1, board a motorcoach and be on your way to enjoying your Walt Disney World Resort Vacation is a part of the Endless Magic of a Walt Disney World Resort vacation, an 8 p.m. arrival may mean that luggage will not arrive to your room until late into the night.  As far as a motorcoach "waiting for you", there is no need to worry!

    Disney's Magical Express operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Motorcoaches are constantly pulling into the airport to take the next group of Mouseketeers to their Walt Disney World Resort Hotel.  They do not arrive based on flight arrivals and departures at Orlando International Airport, but rather function on a system of supply meeting demand.  That means you cannot "miss" a motorcoach waiting for you since they are constantly rotating into the airport. 

    Personally, I have never waited longer than 20 minutes for a motoroach to arrive for our Walt Disney World Resort vacation and I have often walked right onto a waiting motorcoach.  Either way, the timing of my arrival was not planned for a specific motorcoach and based more on random chance.

    All Aboard for your Magical Vacation!
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