• On Sep 2, 2017
    Geraldine from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    How long is the bus ride to and from the airport on the Disney Magic Express from the Polynesian Resort?

    Howdy, Geraldine!

    Riding on Disney's Magical Express to Disney's Polynesian Resort and Spa varies in time. Depending on when you arrive at the check-in for Disney's Magical Express there might be a wait before boarding the bus. Guests sometimes wait for other families to board before the bus leaves the airport. During our last Disney vacation, we waited about 30 minutes before the bus departed for our resort. There are other times when you will be able to board within minutes and sail away to your home away from home. 

    The journey to Disney's Polynesian Resort and Spa from the airport takes about 30-45 minutes depending on the city traffic. Typically the bus to this Resort also stops at Disney's Fort Wilderness Lodge on the way to the Polynesian. On the way to the airport, you may have two stops before heading to the airport; one at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa and the other at Disney's Fort Wilderness Lodge. Depending on the schedule that the Cast Member driving the bus has been given, a stop at Disney's Contemporary Resort may occur on the way to and from your resort.

    All in all, your journey to magic could take up to an hour and your passage back to the airport could be the same. If you have dining reservations or are excited to get to one of the Parties, be sure to give yourself at least an hour to an hour and a half. 

    The night before you depart, you'll receive your boarding pass for Disney's Magical Express back to the airport. All domestic flights require that guests head to the airport 3 hours before their scheduled flight. This gives guests plenty of time to make it to their airline gate. 

    Geraldine, enjoy your time at Walt Disney World! Please come back to visit the Disney's Parks Moms Panel for more tips!

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