• On Jan 25, 2019
    Emily from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    if my luggage is a personal size not carry on size can i take it with me on the bus? i wont be off the plane til almost 9pm and they dont deliver luggage to your room between 10pm-5am

    Hi Emily! Disney's Magical Express makes my heart happy! When I first tap my MagicBand at the Disney's Magical Express check-in, I know my Walt Disney World Resort vacation has started!!

    If you would like, you can still have your luggage transferred to your hotel. (If your flight arrives between 10:00 PM and 5:00 AM, you have to claim it yourself.) However, it does take a few hours for your luggage to arrive so your idea to claim yours upon arrival is a great one. We typically do the same thing so we have everything with us if we arrive in the evening. You absolutely can bring your personal checked luggage as well. Your luggage will be stowed on your motorcoach as you are whisked away on Disney's Magical Express. Your stowed items will be returned to you once you arrive at your Resort hotel.

    Information will be sent to you regarding Disney's Magical Express and it will include bright yellow luggage tags. Save those as a fun souvenir as you will not want to put them on your luggage or your bag will be grabbed with the others headed to Walt Disney World Resort. If you change your mind and decide you do want to have your luggage transferred, you can simply show your luggage claim check (from the airline) to the Cast Member when you check in at Disney's Magical Express. They will scan your claim check and your checked bag(s) will be claimed and transferred with the other Guests' bags. Another option we have used was to have our checked luggage transferred but we asked Bell Services to hold everything until the next morning so we could get our kiddos to sleep without the interruption of the luggage being delivered later in the night.

    Oh my goodness! I'm getting excited just thinking about Disney's Magical Express! It will be the perfect beginning to your vacation! Enjoy the ride and have a magical vacation! 

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