Disney's Magical Express
  • On Mar 10, 2019
    Demery from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I know the magical express returns you to MCO 3-4 hours before your departure time to allow for traffic, check-in and security. Is there a way to adjust pick up time to slightly later if you have TSA pre-check? We have an early morning flight.

    Hi, Demery!  You must have a trip coming up the Most Magical Place on Earth soon!  I love when my trip countdowns get into the double digits, and I can feel the magic just over the horizon.

    Orlando International Airport (or MCO as many people refer to it) is one of the busiest airports in the country. Seeing those long lines to get through security only adds to the end of vacation blues.  However, TSA Pre✓ saves you invaluable time and stress, and I've more than made up the cost after all my trips to Walt Disney World.

    Disney's Magical Express is one of the best perks you get for staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel.  The day before check-out, a Transportation Notice will be hanging on your resort room door with the departure time for your bus ride back to the airport (typically it is three hours before your scheduled flight). Even though you have TSA Pre✓, Disney is firm on this departure policy, so won't be a way to change it to a later time (trust me, I've tried).

    If waking up at the crack of dawn is not at the top of your vacation must-do list, consider booking a Minnie Van Airport Shuttle, and request a pickup time two hours before your departure.  Each vehicle seats up to six Guests with six medium-sized suitcases, and car seats can be requested as well. Although it is an extra fee, it will definitely be quicker and more efficient since you'll be the only Guests on board.  The airport shuttle starts operating at 7:00 AM.  Call (407) 939-7529 for reservations.  

    I hope you have a pixie-dusted vacation with lots of magical memories, Demery!  Please feel free to write back if we can help you again.

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Meet the Panelist: Eean, Pennsylvania

Hi, I'm Eean from Pennsylvania!  I may have an unusual name, but my passion for Disney is not unique.  It’s amazing how many people you can find who love talking about, "The Most Magical Place On Earth!"  I'm that mom who always has her ears perked at PTO meetings, in the grocery store aisle, or at middle school basketball games waiting for an opportunity to give someone a planning tip to help make their vacation even more magical.


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