• On Apr 24, 2017
    Amy from KY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We have a later flight out of ORL and plan to spend 1/2 a day at MK. Instead of cutting our time in the park short to get back to WL, does MaGiCaL Express pick up in the parks?

    Welcome back, Amy! Isn't it wonderful to sneak in a few extra hours in the parks at Walt Disney World on that last day before you fly home? My family and I do this each time we visit the Walt Disney World Resort too. It's so much nicer than waking up and rushing off to the airport first thing in the morning!

    Your Magical Express reservations will be directly from your resort, it sounds like you're staying at Wilderness Lodge, to the airport, so you will need to return to Wilderness Lodge to catch the motorcoach at the specified time. The nice thing about this, though, is that you can leave your luggage with Bell Services once you check out of your room, then head off to the parks for the morning and early afternoon. Be sure to leave plenty of time to return to the resort so you don't miss your bus. However, you're super close to Magic Kingdom, being just a quick boat ride across the water at Wilderness Lodge, so you shouldn't have to wait long. I would suggest planning to be back at the resort at least a half an hour before you think you need to be, because sometimes transportation can take a bit longer than expected.

    I remember one trip ,we were rushing from Animal Kingdom to the bus stops to get back to Port Orleans Riverside. As we ran up, the bus was pulling away! Oh no! It was a stressful wait for the next bus until we were onboard and did make it back just before our Magical Express motorcoach was about to leave the resort for the airport. Whew! So, don't cut it close like we did! Give yourself a bit of extra time, and being so close, you won't have much of a problem, and it shouldn't cut too much into your day.

    Have fun planning, and enjoy a magical adventure, Amy!
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