Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Nov 10, 2014
    Barbara from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My mom is joining us for the first day to babysit the baby so we can have some fun at the parks with my 2 year old. Can she take the magic express with us if she isn't staying with us at the hotel (since she is flying in with us)?

    Hi Barbara,

    Hooray for Grandma!  What a great plan you have!  You can have fun at the theme parks while Grandma has fun with the baby.  It's a win-win proposition!

    Unfortunately only Guests who have reservations at a Disney Resort hotel are eligible to use Magical Express transportation from Orlando International Airport to their Disney Resort hotel.  However if your Disney Resort hotel room occupancy allows for your mom to be added to your reservation, then she could use Magical Express once you add her as a Guest on your reservation.  Most Disney Resort hotels allow for at least 4 people plus an infant under the age of 2 for their occupancy limits.  The best way to determine if your mom can be added as a Guest is to call the Disney Resort Hotel Reservations Phone Number listed in this link and speak to a Cast Member.  If you have a Disney Vacation Package with the Disney Dining Plan, this suggestion may not work out for you since everyone is required to have the same ticket and meal plan options and your mom is planning to only stay for 1 day.

    There are other options besides Magical Express for Guests traveling to the Walt Disney World Resort area, although they are not complimentary.  In the past I have rented a car, used a private car company called Happy Limo, as well as used Mears for transportation from Orlando International Airport to the Walt Disney World Resort area.  A good site to look up the most economical options is an unofficial Disney fan site called  They do a great job in having the latest transportation discounts listed.

    Thank you for your question Barbara, please let us know if you have any further Disney vacation planning questions.  We love to help!

    Brenda ºOº
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Meet the Panelist: Brenda, Missouri

I fell in love with Walt Disney World on my very first visit, which took place during my honeymoon. Since then we have added 4 "mouseketeers" to our family and have come to appreciate what a great value a Walt Disney World vacation can be on a budget. As a Physical Therapist and a mom of a large family, I would love to help you plan your next magical trip! Learn More About Brenda

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