• On Apr 5, 2018
    Allison from MN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi MP! Flying in 01/22/19 but staying in Cocoa Beach for 2 days. Once we return our rental car at MCO around 1pm on the 24th can we hop on the ME to our resort? We're at AKL then for 7 days. Thank you, for all your advice! You're all amazing! 

    Hi Allison! Thank you so much for sharing all of your questions with the Disney Parks Moms Panel! We are so grateful to you for visiting us so often!

    Great news! You can take Disney's Magical Express to your Disney Resort hotel on the day you return your rental car. I did something similar on one of my recent vacations. Just as you have done on your prior vacations, you will want to add Disney's Magical Express when making your vacation reservation or you can call Disney's Magical Express directly at (407) 939-1936. Unlike your prior vacations, you will have your luggage with you when you arrive so you will not use the luggage delivery service. Simply take your bags with you when you check-in at Disney's Magical Express. As you board the motorcoach, your bags will be stowed with the others and given to you when you arrive at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. Your departure will be exactly as it has been in the past. You will receive your Transportation Notice the day before you are scheduled to depart. It will provide you with all of the needed information for returning to Orlando International Airport when your vacation concludes. Remember to have your Transportation Notice on hand when you are ready to depart as it is required to board the motorcoach. Speaking of items to have on hand, remember to have your MagicBands with you when you 1st arrive at  Disney's Magical Express check-in. You will need your MagicBands to check-in and board your motorcoach.

    Thank you again for all of the questions you have submitted! This Mom has a very happy heart knowing how much you have been a part of our Disney Parks Moms Panel family over the past few years. If I can help you with any other tips or advice as you plan your magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation, please let me know!
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"Welcome home," Disney friends! I'm Kari, a wife and mom from Texas. In 1997, we became Disney Vacation Club Members and have enjoyed every magical moment. We have also set sail on the Disney Cruise Line, enjoyed the benefits of Annual Passes and put our best foot forward with runDisney. I love helping Guests add pixie dust to their vacation plans! How may I help you add magic to your next Disney vacation?

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