• On Jun 29, 2016
    Tammy Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I'm planning a trip for April 2017 with my mum and my son(8). We are hiring a car and driving to Orlando, and the drop off is at the airport. Are we able to book the Magical Express to get to the resort even though we are not flying in?

    Hey, Tammy!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Next April with be and amazing Disney adventure for your family.

    Disney's Magical Express is a fantastic service and a special benefit only for Guests of Walt Disney World Resort hotels. Going on vacation is so much easier when Mickey Mouse takes care of your luggage and driving.

    You do not need an airline flight to make a reservation with Disney's Magical Express; you just need a Walt Disney World Resort hotel reservation. My suggestion is to call Disney's Magical Express at  407-939-1936 for U.S. and Canada residents and 0800 16 90 730 fro residents of the United Kingdom. Please explain that you will be arriving by car and would like to make a reservation for transportation to your Resort hotel. You will need your Resort hotel confirmation number which can be found in My Disney Experience or on your vacation package documents.

    Even if you forgot to make reservations, you may speak with a Cast Member with Disney's Magical Express located on Side B, Level 1, Ground Transportation at the Orlando International Airport. They will need your Resort hotel confirmation number. Once they verify the information you will be allowed on the bus. That's when the Disney adventure begins!

    Disney Dad Tip: Another great benefit as a Guest of a Resort hotel is the ability to make your FastPass+ reservations 60 days before your check-in date through My Disney Experience. These bits of pixie dust will help you "skip the lines" and enjoy more of the magic.

    Tammy, enjoy making many unforgettable Magical Memories!

    -Jason °O°
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Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a Disney Dad raising two fantastic boys with my wife. We love the hidden treasures found on both coasts at the "Happiest Place on Earth" and "Most Magical Place on Earth."  I am so excited to share my "yEARS" of pixie-dust covered experiences with you while planning your Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

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