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  • On Jun 13, 2013
    Jean Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We have reservations for Port Orleans Riverside from 09/02/13 to 09/09/13. We are trying to arrive on 09/01/13 and maybe stay at the airport hotel to save some money on plane tickets. Can I still use the Magic Express Service on 09/02/13?

    Hi Jean!

    With the cost of airfare always on the rise, I can certainly understand wanting to save money on your airfare.  I just recently did some research on this very topic and after many phone calls, I was told that yes you can use Disney's Magical Express from Orlando International even if you are not flying in the same day as long as you have a reservation at a Disney owned resort.  Here's what you'll need to do:
    • Call Disney Magical Express Reservation line (866-599-0951) around 60 days before your date of arrival.  Cast members will typically not have access to your resort reservation information before that date.  
    • The cast member will then need to schedule your time of arrival in order to process your reservation, more importantly to make sure that there is room for you on the bus.  A little birdie whispered in my ear that sometimes the only way for cast members to do this is to input a flight number around the time you need to arrive, although it could have just been a strong breeze I was hearing.
    • DO NOT place the Magical Express tags on your luggage, you will have to carry your baggage.  Placing tags on your luggage will reroute them and let's just say you might be looking for your luggage awhile if you use the tags.
    • Arrive at the airport with your baggage and Magical Express vouchers ready to start your vacation.
    I hope this helps and please let me know if you need anymore help planning your Walt Disney World vacation!

    Best Wishes!
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Meet the Panelist: Mandy, South Carolina

My husband and I are the parents of five rambunctious Disney loving children.I  I'm passionate about helping families find the magic that is Disney , so let me show you all the magic and savings that awaits on your next Disney vacation! Learn More About Mandy

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