• On Nov 16, 2015
    Annie from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi, I'm flying into MCO and will not be staying at the resort but my friends who I will be hooking up with is. We will all catch the shuttle from the resorts to Port Canaveral together. Can I take the Magical express to the resort if I'm not a

    Hi, Annie! 

    Thank you so much for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel. This is a great question given you have friends who are Walt Disney World Resort guests. 

    Unfortunately, without being listed on the reservation with valid flight information added, guests not staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel are not permitted to use Disney's Magical Express Service. All guests must present their Magic Band with attached fight information, or the Magical Express Voucher mailed to their home address to board this complimentary transportation service.  

    However, you can board a MEARS Shuttle, located right next door to the Magical Express area in the transportation terminal of MCO. My husband has had to use this option when arriving in Orlando the night before he was officially listed on our reservation. At the time, this service was $25.00 and he was brought on a MEARS Motorcoach to our Resort Hotel. 

    I hope this helps, Annie! Please let us know if you should have any additional questions. We are here to help. 

    Faith D. 
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Meet the Panelist: Faith, South Carolina

Hi, doers & dreamers! I am a wife and mother of three active children and we are always on the go. We look forward to our Walt Disney World® Resort vacations as a way of slowing down and reconnecting while still maintaining our active lifestyle. Whether your family wants to take it easy by a resort hotel pool, or speed up during a runDisney race event, I am your planning expert!  Learn More About Faith

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