Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Jan 2, 2010
    Nina from MA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I'm staying at dw using the magic your way package. I get 7 nights with an 8day park pass. So if I stay on the eighth day(after check out) will magic ex bus bring me and my luggage to the airport later in the day? Or do i have to leave at check out time?

    Hi Nina!

    It's been my experience that Magical Express will want to pick you up approximately 3 hours before your flight.  Assuming that occurs after the check-out time for your resort, you can just check-out and leave your luggage with bell services at the resort until it is time to board the Magical Express bus.  There's no reason to leave Walt Disney World early and sit several extra hours in the airport!       

    As an example, let's assume you're staying at the Contemporary Resort and you have a 7:00 pm flight.  Based on my experience, you will probably catch  Magical Express around 4:00 pm.  Check-out time is 11:00  am at the Contemporary.  So you could check-out in the morning, leave your luggage with bell services, visit the Magic Kingdom, and then return around 3:30 pm.  That should give you enough time  to get your luggage from bell services and board the Magical Express bus at 4:00 pm.

    Some guests feel strongly that catching Magical Express about 3 hours before the flight is too early, but please remember that the bus may make several stops at other resorts along the way.  When you are assigned a time for pick-up it is based on a lot of experience in running Magical Express. 

    Have a magical vacation and write back if you have any more questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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