Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Apr 16, 2012
    Sarah from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I have read that we have to be ready 3 hours prior to our return home flight. The flight is 8:15 am, would that mean we should be ready to go by 5am from the resort to board the magical express to the airport? what is your best advice? our daughter is 4.

    Hi Sarah,

    The day before your departure, you will get a note at your hotel room letting you know exactly what time the Magical Express bus will pick you up at your hotel. Generally this time is about three hours in advance of your flight. So yes, if your flight is at 8:15 a.m., then your pick up will be at approximately 5:00 a.m. I know this is early, but if you want to use Magical Express to get to the airport, then you'll have to set your alarm for veeeery early.

    If you wanted to buy yourself a little more sleep, you could take a taxi to the airport instead of Magical Express. In that case, you could probably leave two hours before your flight instead of three, but the cab ride would cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $75.

    Good luck with your planning. Please let us know if you have additional questions.
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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