• On Feb 12, 2018
    Lia from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My kids and I are flying into Orlando by a different airline than my mother, but we are all staying in 1 room at a Disney hotel. Can the shuttle pick up my mother too, so we can meet at the hotel?

    Hi Lia and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! It sounds like you are going to have a magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation and I'm so glad your mother will be joining in the fun!

    You are going to love your journey on Disney's Magical Express. The motorcoach is very comfortable, the bus drivers are great and you will see a video that is fun and informative. It's the perfect start to your vacation!

    It is not a problem at all that you and your mom are arriving on different flights. If you haven't done so already, call (407) 939-1936 and provide the Cast Member with the flight information for all flights. You will also want to have your Resort hotel reservation number available when you call to make your call as efficient as possible. 

    Once you arrive at Orlando International Airport, take the train from the arrival area to the main terminal. Proceed to Disney's Magical Express located on Side B, Level 1. If you are arriving between 5:00 am and 10:00 pm, you can use the luggage delivery service and your checked bags will be delivered to your Resort hotel room. If you are arriving between 10:00 pm and 5:00 am, you will need to claim your luggage and take it with you on the motorcoach. Your mother will do the same. 

    Be sure you keep your MagicBands with you. Do not put them in your checked luggage as you will need them for Disney's Magical Express and to unlock your room at your Disney Resort hotel.

    Thanks so much for sharing your question with the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Please let us know if you need any other information as you continue planning. I'm so excited for you! Enjoy every magical moment of your Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

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"Welcome home," Disney friends! I'm Kari, a wife and mom from Texas. In 1997, we became Disney Vacation Club Members and have enjoyed every magical moment. We have also set sail on the Disney Cruise Line, enjoyed the benefits of Annual Passes and put our best foot forward with runDisney. I love helping Guests add pixie dust to their vacation plans! How may I help you add magic to your next Disney vacation?

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