• On Dec 29, 2016
    Katie from MD Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    If we plan on getting in and renting a car for that day only to visit with family that live nearby and return it that evening to the airport... can we still catch the shuttle to get to our hotel? Do we need to request one?

    Hi Katie,

    Thanks for visiting us at the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Is your vacation coming up soon? I surely hope so!

    Disney's Magical Express is one of the many Disney Resort Hotel Guest Benefits and will magically transfer you between the Orlando International Airport and select Disney Resort hotels. I verified that you can indeed take a later bus without issues, however do note that your checked luggage will still take some time to get to your Resort Hotel room as it won't be handled until after you Check-In for your bus.

    If you rent from Alamo Rent-A-Car or National Car Rental, another option you may want to consider is to drop off your car at the Car Care Center located next to the Ticket and Transportation Center in Magic Kingdom Park. They will even give you a complimentary ride back to your Resort Hotel. Just remember not to put the special tags on any checked luggage and bring to your Resort Hotel. Visit the Car Rentals page for more information.

    One last tip: remember that you can make FastPass+ reservations up to 60 days in advance when you stay at a Disney Resort Hotel, and advanced Dining Reservations 180 days early. See you real soon!

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