Disney's Magical Express
  • On Sep 16, 2019
    Claudia from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My parents are arriving the night before (11pm) their Disney package begins. We have a group all staying at the same resort. Would they be able to still get the magical express and just crash in one of our rooms since it’s only for a few hours?

    Hey, Claudia! Sounds like you have quite the grand gathering planned! We have been blessed to have my parents and other family members join us at Walt Disney World Resort several times and those have been some of our favorite trips! This past year, we were able to include my two-year-old niece in the merriment and I do not believe my Dad's smile has ever been brighter as it was when he rode "it's a small world" with all of his grandchildren!

    I would need to have a good bit more information from you in order to give you the correct answer to your question, so I do want to recommend that you call the Disney Resort Hotel Reservations phone line as soon as possible to see if you can work something out for your parents for that one night. Due to regulations, all guest rooms have a maximum number of people that are allowed to be in the room at any time. I am not sure how many family members you already have staying in your room and adding your parents to your guest count may put you over that limit. Also, adding extra adults to a guest room does raise the price of the room per night, so that would have to be configured. When thinking of Disney's Magical Express, all guests of Disney Resort Hotels are welcome to use this service on the days they check into and check out of their room. Since your parents are flying in the night before their Disney Resort Hotel Package begins, they would not be able to hop aboard the motorcoach until that next day.

    Honestly, your parents may feel more comfortable staying at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport., found right within the airport's main terminal. I have many friends who have stayed there after arriving on a late flight and highly recommend it. Your parents can then hop aboard the motorcoach the next morning and arrive feeling refreshed from a great night's sleep. You can give Disney's Magical Express a call at 866-599-0951 to set up their preferred time to leave the airport that morning.

    I hope this helps you plan a magical beginning to your pixie-dusted adventure!

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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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