Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Jan 5, 2009
    Michelle from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi, we are leaving to our WDW experience in 15 days!! If we arrive in an international flight, can we use the magical express and leave the baggage to the Disney Staff to pick them up?? What about customs?? It doesnt matter?

    Hi Michelle,

    As an International guest I hope I can help.

    You can definitely use Disney's Magical Express (ME) to transport you and your luggage from Orlando airport to your Disney World Resort hotel, I have done so several times, it is slightly more complicated for international guests though. Once you disembark your plane you go through passport control, you will then come to a luggage carousel. You MUST pick up your luggage at this point, there are luggage trolleys if needed. You and your luggage then go through another check point, after that there is the opportunity to drop off your luggage before the escalator, again you MUST drop off your luggage here if you want to take advantage of the free luggage transportation provided by ME and all bags must be labelled. Then just head to the little monorail and follow the signs to the ME desk with out the bother of your luggage!

    One thing I always do now though is have one suitcase packed with what my family needs for the first night and day and I don't put a ME label on it. I then take this case with me up the escalator and onto the ME bus. At check in at my resort I request that bell services holds my cases till the morning so that my family can go straight to sleep without having to wait up for our luggage. With the time difference and long flight we are always ready to go straight to bed!

    Have a fantastic trip,

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Meet the Panelist: Jo,

Hi, I’m Jo, a stay-at-home Mum from England.  I am married to a PGA golfer and we have 2 children.  We enjoy every aspect of Walt Disney World and agree that it is by far our favourite holiday destination. The girls excitedly help me plan every trip. Learn More About Jo

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