• On Oct 26, 2018
    Stephanie from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi there, We are leaning towards booking the Magical Express for our visit in December vs renting a car. Is the bus safe for a 3 yr old (how are they secured)? Is there a long wait time at the airport once you board the bus (waiting for other passengers)?

    Hi Stephanie,

    Thanks for visiting Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We always make a point to travel to our Walt Disney World Resort hotel by riding Disney's Magical Express. We find that the comfort and convenience of the complimentary transportation, combined with the added benefit of the luggage delivery, makes for a real helpful service.

    Children riding Disney's Magical Express can sit on an adult's lap or they can sit in their own seat. Child safety car seats can be stored under the motorcoach in the luggage compartment.

    The time it takes for boarding and departure will vary by time of day and how many Guests are leaving Orlando International Airport via Disney's Magical Express. On my recent trip to Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, we arrived at a busy time along with many other early morning travelers, and I'd say we probably waited about 20-30 minutes to board. The boarding lines are organized by Resort location. Our motorcoach transported Guests to our Resort as well as Disney's Old Key West Resort and the 2 Disney's Port Orleans Resorts. The motorcoach loaded quickly and we were on our way to the Resorts in about 5-10 minutes. On other trips, we had shorter waits and boarded and departed quickly.

    Stephanie, I hope you find this information helpful as you plan your Walt Disney World vacation.

    Enjoy your Disney and have a magical stay!

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Meet the Panelist: Jerry, Pennsylvania

The playful and creative optimism of all things Disney has enthralled me since I was a kid. I loved watching "The Wonderful World of Disney" on Sunday nights, seeing all the live-action and animated classics in theaters, and — of course — visiting "The Most Magical Place on Earth" for the first time 45 years ago. These days, the big kid in me still loves to play Disney. As a long-time Disney destinations vacationer, I'm looking forward to helping you play Disney starting here at planDisney! Learn More About Jerry

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