Disney's Magical Express
  • On Jan 3, 2020
    Hayley from NSW Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Will be heading home to Sydney on an American Airlines flight with a Qantas code share flight number - MCO to Dallas, then Dallas to Sydney. Will resort airline check in be able to take our luggage, or should we take to airport with us?



    Hi Hayley! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    I am so glad you will be heading back to Walt Disney World in just a few short months. I know the trek to and from your home in Australia is a long one, so I am very glad to hear that you will plan to take advantage of Resort Airline Check-in for your return trip! I spoke with guest services, and they informed me that you will definitely be able to take advantage of this feature, as your return flight is a code share with one of the participating airlines

    Now that we know you're in business, I have a few helpful tips I wanted to pass along. Resort airline check-in desks at the Walt Disney World Resorts generally open at 5 am and close at noon, and all bags must be checked no later than 3 hours prior to your scheduled flight departure time. Also, in order to make sure that all goes smoothly on the day of departure, guest services asked me to pass along that they recommend arriving at the desk with the luggage you wish to check in at least 1-2 hours before they close, and that you should have passports in hand for all passengers since you will be traveling internationally. While you’re at it, make sure you have reserved Disney’s Magical Express for the ultimate in stress-free travel and the most magical start to your vacation!

    Hayley, I hope you are ready for a magical time in May! While you’re there, consider checking out the 2020 Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival, an annual event of fresh blooms, food and events that is definitely worth a visit! 

    Safe travels, Hayley, and see ya real soon!

    Clara
     
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Meet the Panelist: Clara, Ohio

Hi, friends! I'm Clara, a Pediatrician from Cincinnati, OH, a mom to two Disney-loving boys and married to my college sweetheart.  As a native Spaniard and Spanish speaker, my happiest early memories of life in the United States were formed at Walt Disney World. I love to find ways to sprinkle some R&R and good food among the hustle and bustle of our Disney vacations, and I would love to help you do the same! Learn More About Clara

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