• On Aug 13, 2018
    Ronald from RI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello I have a Magical Express question , My sister her daughter and granddaughters are staying at AOA we are at AKL they have never been to Disney we all have Magical Express question is can my wife and I ride on there bus to there resort to help check in

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Ronald! Disney’s Magical Express has been a swift, fun and complimentary ride from MCO airport to the Disney Resorts for years. My kids love the cartoons and Disney Parks trivia that airs on the screens overhead as we approach Walt Disney World Resort.

    Thanks for your question about Disney’s Magical Express. Buses are allocated according to the arrivals at each Disney Resort Hotel everyday. While there will be buses to both Art of Animation and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, when a Cast Member scans your MagicBands, you will be asked to step into different lanes because of your destinations. Since your sister and her family are headed to a different Resort and anxious about check-in, let’s take that off the table. Disney offers Online Resort Check-In, you can check in through your online My Disney Experience Account. You can make room requests, add a charge card and PIN number for your MagicBand, add an arrival time and more. When your MagicBands are mailed to you, you can hand them out to your family and hop aboard your bus. Your family will get a text or email when your room is ready (you’ll leave this info in Online Check-in; I guarantee there is no spam) and you can walk straight to your room and bypass the Front Desk. What’s more, if you add the yellow Disney’s Magical Express luggage tags to your luggage BEFORE you check your bags at home, they will arrive in your room about 3 hours after your plane lands. That means your family can all meet up at the Parks.

    I’d love to help you further as your vacation draws nearer. If I can help you get extra luggage tags or assist your family with getting transportation to the parks, please let me know. You’ve got a friend in me! ~ Lindsey P.
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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Georgia

Hey, y'all! I'm Lindsey, a social media-savvy gal that wears her #Disneyside on her sleeve (along with her trading pin collection!). I'm proud to say that my husband and our two Mouseketeers share my love for the Walt Disney World Resort and all it's magic, so get ready to ask me about new things to see and do on your vacation. I particularly love sharing off-the-beaten-path activities and always encourage visitors to try something new on each trip. Adventure is out there! Learn More About Lindsey

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