Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Apr 18, 2011
    Peggy from MS Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    When you are leaving your resort to go BACK to the airport why does the Disney Magic Express bus pick you up 3 hours early. Why so early? Isn't it just a 30 minute ride to the airport?

    Hi Peggy! It's rare that I arrive early anywhere I go, so I can definitely understand your thinking that three hours before your flight is much too early to leave for the airport, especially when you'd rather be playing in the Disney parks!  However, the Orlando International Airport is big and busy, and the airport recommends that travelers arrive two hours before their flights to have ample time to proceed through security and go to their gates. The ride to the airport from Disney may take between 45 and 75 minutes, depending on how many resorts the Magical Express motorcoach visits, so the three-hour window ensures that you'll be at the airport at the recommended time. Thankfully, the Orlando airport has lots of fun shops and restaurants, so there's plenty to do if you find yourself there with time to spare.

    Hope you have a magical vacation! Come visit us again at the Moms Panel if you have more questions! We're happy to help! 
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I'm a busy mom of two from North Carolina who loves to find ways to stretch a Disney Dollar so that I can enjoy the luxury of Disney's deluxe resorts and fine dining. Learn More About Amanda

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