• On Aug 4, 2018
    Hector from Victoria Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    How does the luggage get handled for international travelers, since we will not be getting the Disney magic bands and luggage tags in the mail?

    Greetings Hector and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    As an international visitor myself traveling from Brazil, I usually take advantage of the amazing service provided by Disney’s Magical Express to travel from Orlando International Airport to our Disney Resort hotel, and then back to the airport at the end of our vacation.

    When your international flight arrives at Orlando International Airport you will first go through U.S. Immigration, and then you will be able to retrieve your luggage and proceed to the U.S. Customs checkpoint.  You may have to return your luggage to a transfer carousel after clearing customs, and finally pick it up at the main baggage claim area. After retrieving your belongings from the correct carousel at baggage claim, take them with you to Disney’s Magical Express.  This way your luggage will travel with you on the same motor coach to your Disney Resort hotel.

    You may use Disney’s luggage delivery system if you are arriving between 5:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. Instead of picking up your items from the main baggage claim area, simply provide Disney’s Magical Express Cast Members with your airline baggage claim numbers and they will collect your luggage and deliver it directly to your room. Please note, however, that your items will be transported separately, and may take up to 3 hours after you arrive at your resort to be delivered to you. I prefer to take my baggage with me, but if you choose to have Disney deliver your luggage, please keep essential items with you such as medications or valuables.

    I hope this helps you while planning, Hector! Please stop by real soon if you have additional questions.

    Best magical wishes,
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Meet the Panelist: Thiana, Brazil

My name is Thiana and I am a German-Brazilian sworn translator from beautiful Brazil. I am happily married to my prince charming and the proud mother of two lovely princesses. When I am not busy with work or family, you can catch me reading, running, listening to music, or planning our next Walt Disney World Resort visit. I hope to help you plan a magical Disney vacation that will be filled with wonderful memories.

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