• On Oct 16, 2016
    Jamie from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    How will I know what time/where the Magical Express will pick me up for my return trip home?

    Hi, Jamie, and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I have to share with you the name my family has given Disney's Magical Express when it returns us to the airport for our flight back home. At that point, there is nothing magical about leaving our Happy Place, so we call it the Tragical Express! There are usually many long faces aboard that motorcoach, just counting down the days until our next vacation. 

    Your Tragical Express pick-up time should be around three hours in advance of your flight home. The night before your departure, you will find an envelope hanging from your resort door, provided that you have given Disney's Magical Express your return flight information. This envelope will contain a letter detailing the time and location you should await your motorcoach. The pick-up location for each resort is usually found close to the resort's main building. Be sure to hang on to that letter as it will be needed to board the motorcoach.

    Jamie, all of the resorts provide the Resort Airline Check-In service for their Guests. If your airline is one of the listed participating airlines, you can check-in for your flight that morning at the resort. This service can transport your luggage to Orlando International Airport (MCO) for you. If you have any carry-on luggage, Bell Services at your resort will hold these items for you while you are enjoying your last day. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to get back to your resort and claim your carry-on items before the Tragical Express picks you up.

    Wishing you and your family plenty of unforgettable memories, Jamie! Please let us know if we can assist you again.

    Brandy B.
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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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