• On Oct 20, 2017
    Vera from MD Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Reserved POR and taking ME about 10:30 am. I have a lunch reservation at Sanaa at Kidani Village at 12:55 pm. Can I take the Magical Express directly to Sanaa or do I need to go to POR first?

    Hello Vera! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Your inquiry combines 3 of my favorite Walt Disney World Resort experiences - benefiting from the complimentary Disney's Magical Express transportation as a benefit for staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, staying at Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside and dining at Sanaa Restaurant at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village.

    Unfortunately, Disney's Magical Express only allows Guests to travel on the motorcoach headed to their own Resort Hotel. You will have to disembark at your own Resort Hotel and transfer to Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village from there.

    Disney's Magical Express frequently shares motorcoach transportation between Resort Hotels. If you get lucky and find yourself aboard a motorcoach headed to Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside that is sharing stops with Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, you could try to remain on board, but be sure to have your baggage taken care of ahead of time and use the Online Resort Check-In Service up to 60 days in advance to have as much sorted out for your Resort Hotel Reservations as possible.

    Good Luck!

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