• On May 21, 2017
    Dawn from PA 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 magical express ride to french quarter?

    Hello Dawn! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Taking Disney's Magical Express from Orlando International Airport to Walt Disney World Resort is one of my favorite benefits of staying at an on-property Resort Hotel.

    After you disembark your plane and make your way down to Level B1 of the terminal. A Cast Member will assist you in queuing up for the next available Disney's Magical Express motorcoach to Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter.  

    Remember to pick up your bags from baggage claim if you do not put the Disney's Magical Express luggage tags on any checked bags or arrive at Orlando International Airport between 10:00 pm and 5:00 am.

    Once aboard your motorcoach, it may take some time to depart the airport depending on how full the bus is and how many Guests are yet to board. However, the longest my family has ever waited for departure is 20 minutes and the shortest was immediately.

    The trip itself takes between 35-55 minutes depending on traffic, which Walt Disney World resort Hotel you are headed to and which stop is for your Hotel. Disney's Magical Express will often seat passengers for multiple resorts on motorcoaches to expedite departures, however if you are the final stop of 3 Resort destinations, it adds an additional 10 minutes to your overall time.

    Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter usually shares a motorcoach with (at least) Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside but in my experience, has always been the first stop between the 2 Resort Hotels.

    Have a Magical Trip!

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Hello, I’m Todd – fun dad to two super kids, a beautiful princess and adventurous pirate, and husband to a loving wife. By day, I work as a storyteller and high school teacher, where I help others find their own stories through the magic of the Walt Disney World Resort!

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