Mom And Son On Run
  • On Aug 4, 2010
    Lauren from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi! I was just reading some of the other posts and I noticed that you said that Southwest Airlines now takes part in the Magical Express. Does that also mean that I can print my boarding passes on Southwest from the hotel before departing for home?

    Yes Lauren!  My wish as well as many other guest's wishes has come true at Disney!  Southwest has now joined with the Magical Express program allowing those who fly with them to not worry about their luggage at the baggage claims when they arrive and then checking it at Disney for their return flight home!

    This also includes being able to print out the boarding passes right at the resort. It is still suggested with this airline to hop on the computer 24 hours before your flight to get a better boarding number for better seating. If you cannot do this you might be able to see if a resort concierge will help you although that isn't a guarantee by any means. We asked on one trip and the concierge ended up with an emergency and it was never done.  In any case if you can get the check-in process done then you can simply have the Magical Express luggage handlers print the boarding passes when you take your bags down on the day of departure. If not they will do the check-in for you also.

    At this time we are trying to check to see if the Caribbean Beach and Old Key West have joined with the other resorts in welcoming Southwest. Both of these resorts were under some added construction to their luggage areas in the spring when Southwest came on board. We have not gotten word if they are now excepting Southwest so if either one of these is your resort please call them directly.
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