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  • On Aug 31, 2015
    Nichole from WI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Magic express questions: Our return flight is late in the afternoon. We would like to drop off luggage but then spend the morning at a park. Will this work? Also, can we catch Magic Express from a park or must it be a resort? If a resort, will any work?

    Hi Nichole! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. This is such a great question.

    Disney’s Magical Express in my opinion is really a great perk. I love that I don’t have to worry about a cab or a rental car.  When using Disney’s Magical Express you have two options for your luggage. You can store your luggage with Bell Services until a few minutes before your motorcoach arrives. If you chose this option, you will be instructed to pick up your bags and then the Magical Express bus driver will help you to store your bags in the under-compartments of the bus. The second option is the one that we use most often. If you are flying on a participating airline, you will be able to use the Resort Airline Check-In service. This service allows you to check your bags and obtain your boarding pass right at your Disney Resort hotel. This allows you to bypass airport check-in completely, and then you arrive at the Orlando International Airport with only your carryon bags! It sure does make for a very easy return trip.

    Your return Magical Express motorcoach must be boarded at the resort hotel where you are staying. Magical Express motorcoaches do not pick up passengers at any of the Theme Parks. The day before you check-out, you will receive a notice that instructs you on the pickup time and also the pickup place for your ride back to the airport. It is important that you provide your flight information when making your reservation. Motorcoach pick up times are scheduled approximately three hours prior to your flight departure time for domestic flights, and four hours prior to departure time for international flights. Please note that the Magical Express is very timely and you should arrive to the designated location at least 10 minutes prior to your scheduled pick up time.

    I hope that you have a wonderful time!

    ~Heather~
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Meet the Panelist: Heather, New York

I am a mom, wife, oncology  nurse, daydreamer, and wannabe Disney Princess. I am always dreaming about and planning my next Walt Disney World vacation. I have experiencing navigating the parks with babies, toddlers, tweens, multigenerational groups, as well as with special needs and food allergies. I love helping others plan their vacations and I am here to help make all of your dreams come true! Learn More About Heather

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