• On Nov 19, 2018
    Jane from MA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We were planning to take the DME bus from the airport, but was wondering how much longer that would take compared with taking a Lyft? Thanks!

    Hi Jane,

    Thank you for writing to us.  In my experience, Disney's Magical Express averages between 70 and 90 minutes from the time you leave the airport gate to the time you arrive at your Walt Disney World Resort.  This can move up or down based on traffic and how many resorts your coach stops at before reaching your vacation resort. With no traffic, the actual driving time to Walt Disney World property is about 35 minutes. While taking a ride share may be a bit quicker, in my experience, the fact that you have to stop at baggage claim to retrieve your belongings versus allowing Disney to do the "heavy lifting" in this space makes it worth while.  In general, when I have retrieved my own bags from baggage claim, I have waited 10-15 minutes for the bags to arrive.  All in all, the total time is basically the same in my experience.

    Have a magical vacation!
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