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  • On Feb 10, 2013
    Kaitlin Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi panel, I am planning to use the Magical Express service to my hotel. We will be arriving at the airport around 10 am so will get to our moderate resort before check in. We are going to Epcot right away so I am confused about check in and our bags?

    Hi Kaitlin,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!  My family and I always try to book an early arrival time for our trips to Walt Disney World Resort, we love feeling like we have even more time to spend at our favourite place together.  Disney's Magical Express allows families to enjoy their vacation as soon as you step off the plane, as Disney takes care of collecting and transporting your luggage from the airport to your room at your Walt Disney World Resort.

    Even though your arrival is scheduled much before check-in, guests are still able to check-in.  Your room may not be ready, but you will be given your Key to the World cards (that act as your room key, theme park tickets and dining plan) so you will be able to start making Disney memories right away.  You will be able to store your luggage (if you have it with you) and carry-on items with Bell Services until you are ready to enjoy your room.  

    Since you are using Disney's Magical Express and if you are flying on one of the participating airlines listed on the provide link above, guests are able to simply check their luggage at their home airport and Disney will take care of alkali checked bags upon arrival at Orlando International Airport.  All of your luggage will magically appear in your Walt Disney World Resort room later in the day.  If you choose not to use this service, gather your bags at Orlando International Airport and have your driver load them on your Disney's Magical Express bus.  When you arrive at your resort if your room is not ready, bell services will store your luggage until your room is ready.

    I hope you have a wonderful time on your vacation Kaitlin.  Please let me know if you have any other questions leading up to your trip, I would be more than happy to help!

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Meet the Panelist: Stephanie, Ontario

I'm a Canadian mom with so many wonderful memories at Walt Disney World Resort!  I would love to use my experience in  traveling with toddlers, children, tweens and guests with limited mobility to help others experience all the magic Disney has to offer. Learn More About Stephanie

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