• On Jan 17, 2018
    Keely from WA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    What happens if you tag your bags for magical express delivery service and your flight gets delayed putting your arrival time past the 10pm delivery window? Do your bags get put back with regular luggage or do they hold them for you to pick up?

    Hi Keely,

    What a great question! Thanks for posting it to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. 

    I spoke to a Cast Member who works with Disney's Magical Express. She explained that luggage that arrives in Orlando with Disney's Magical Express tags is separated from bags that do not have these tags. If your tagged suitcases arrive at Orlando International Airport after 10 p.m., they will not be put out on the baggage claim conveyor belt for you to pick up on your way to the Disney's Magical Express bus. They will be held at the airport until the next morning when the next shift of luggage handlers report to duty. Your checked luggage will then be shipped over to your Disney Resort hotel. That means you won't have access to them until mid-morning on the day after your arrival at the earliest. If you have everything you need in your carry-on for the next day, no problem. 

    However, if I had a flight scheduled to come in after 7 p.m. and there was bad weather in the forecast, I would not put my Disney's Magical Express tags on my luggage in case my flight would be delayed. Orlando International Airport is an easy airport to navigate with or without luggage. I'd much rather collect my own bags thus guaranteeing I'd have access to my belongings when I need them. 

    Thanks, again, for asking such a fascinating question. 

    Best wishes,
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