• On Apr 9, 2018
    Colleen from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Can I make a reservation for the Disney's Magical Express Shuttle after I made my hotel reservation.

    Hi Colleen, and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Wow, you must be excited for your magical vacation to begin in just a few days! Any guest staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel can reserve Disney’s Magical Express complimentary transportation from Orlando International Airport to your resort hotel. You can reserve Disney’s Magical Express by calling (407) 939-1936. Be sure to have your flight information for each member of your travel party on hand when you call, along with your resort hotel information. I typically make my reservations at least a month in advance to allow enough time for me to receive my special “yellow luggage tags” and travel information.

    Hakuna Matata, you can still reserve this service this close to your arrival. Here are a few things that you need to remember. First, you need to make sure that you pack your MagicBands in a carry-on bag. Once you check your bags at your point of departure, you will not have access to them until they are delivered to your hotel room approximately three hours after you arrive. If your flight is arriving between 5:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. you can skip baggage claim and proceed directly to Disney’s Magical Express, located on Level 1 on the B side near Ground Transportation in the Main Terminal. Proceed to the Cast Member at the welcome center, they will scan your MagicBand to check you in to board the motorcoach. At this time, you will want to give the Cast Member your bag claim ticket numbers, so they can pick up your luggage. If your flight arrives after 10:00 p.m. you will need to pick up your luggage at baggage claim and bring it with you. The motorcoach driver will assist you in loading and unload your bags. A Cast Member will direct you to the motorcoach that will transport you in luxurious comfort to your resort hotel. Enjoy your magical vacation!

    See ya real soon,
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Ohio

Hi there, I am Andrea from the Buckeye State. A very proud mom to my princess who is a former Miss Ohio. Friends and family describe me as a "Disney Nerd" and Star Wars fangirl. I have made 30 trips and counting to the Walt Disney World Resort in all stages of life since 1972 as a small child, a young mom with a toddler and now as an empty nester. The love of vacation planning runs strong in my family. My uncle had it, I have it and with my help, you will have it too. Learn More About Andrea

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