Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Aug 27, 2009
    Laura from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I've heard the Magical Express must stop at every Disney resort and it can be a long wait to reach your destination. We're staying at Animal Kingdom Lodge. Would it be faster/more convenient to take a taxi from Orlando airport?

    Hi Laura,

    I love Disney's Magical Express. It is convenient, reliable, fun and FREE. I love that! Most of the time the shuttle bus does make stops at a few Disney resorts (around three stops per bus), during it's trip from the airport to Disney World. The stops are grouped together so guests staying at resorts near each other are placed on the same bus. This minimizes the amount of time it takes the bus to get from one stop to the next and helps speed up your trip to you resort.

    If you are lucky, you could be the first stop, in which case the trip from the airport to the first resort is generally around thirty minutes. The stops are fairly quick though, so even we end up as the last stop, we have found the ride to be quick and lots of fun. (My kids love the welcome video shown on the bus). While it may be a little faster to take a cab, the cost can be in excess of $50.00. Personally a few extra minutes on Magical Express to make an extra stop or two, is worth the savings of not paying for the ride. Just think, the money you save on Magical Express equals a couple of extra souvenirs or possibly a week worth of DoleWhips and Mickey ice cream bars.
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Meet the Panelist: Margaret, Illinois

I'm Margaret, a busy wife, mom to 3 sons, & full time paralegal. I've been visiting Disney World for twenty years & still can't wait for my next visit.  I hope that I can help other families experience the magic that our family finds in every trip. Learn More About Margaret

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