Disney's Magical Express
  • On Jul 18, 2019
    Grace from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    How long does it usually take from disembarking of the airplane to arriving at the hotel? We land at approximately 1045am if that helps.

    Hi Grace!

    It sounds like you are getting ready for a Walt Disney World Resort vacation and you will be using Disney's Magical Express to get from Orlando International Airport to your Disney Resort hotel. Disney's Magical Express is a fantastic way to start your trip because it will make the beginning of your vacation so easy. It's so nice when you don't have to worry about rental cars, directions or parking and you can simply relax on the comfortable bus. Plus, if you use the yellow Disney's Magical Express luggage tags, you don't even have to worry about picking up your bags at baggage claim as they will be magically delivered directly to your hotel room!

    I recommend that you allow three hours between the scheduled arrival time of your flight and the time when you will be at your Disney Resort hotel ready to start your first vacation activity. The time it takes can vary based on several factors, including the time of day you travel, how quickly you get through the airport, the amount of traffic you encounter on the road and stops you may make at other Disney Resort hotels before arriving at your vacation "home". While I have found that the trip can sometimes be quicker, scheduling three hours in your itinerary leaves plenty of time so you don't feel rushed at the start of your vacation!

    If you are interested in starting your vacation more quickly, you should consider using the Minnie Van Service to get private, direct transportation from Orlando International Airport to your Disney Resort hotel. If you will be using a different form of transportation to start your vacation or you aren't staying at one of the Disney Resort hotels, then come back and ask us another question with some additional information and we will be happy to give you more tips about getting your Walt Disney World Resort vacation started!

    T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to two little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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