Disney's Magical Express
  • On Feb 17, 2020
    Alana from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My sister's plane arrives 1 1/2 hours before I arrive. We are taking the Disney Magical Express. Does she need to board the bus as soon as her plane arrives? Is there assigned times to board based on your plane's arrival time?

    Hi Alana,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I absolutely love that you are visiting the Walt Disney World Resort with your sister! And your trip is right around the corner. You must be so excited!

    I have taken several trips to the Most Magical Place on Earth with a group of friends. We invariably arrive and depart at several different times. The good news is if your sister chooses, she is more than welcome to wait for your flight to arrive before boarding Disney's Magical Express. They do plan buses and staffing based on the number and timing of expected arrivals. However, there are always flight delays and schedule changes so they are very flexible. Fortunately, there are several ways to pass the time at Orlando International Airport while your sister waits for your flight. I have spent more than my fair share of time at Orlando International Airport. I have shopped, dined, and even gotten a manicure while waiting for others in my traveling party! 

    Once you arrive, you and your sister can make your way to Disney's Magical Express for the final part of your journey to your Walt Disney World Resort Hotel. Please remember if you arrive after 10 P.M. you will need to collect your checked luggage from Baggage Claim and bring it with you on the motorcoach. 

    Alana, thank you for visiting us with your question. I hope you will let us know if you have any other planning questions before your visit.
    Wishing you and your sister a magical vacation,
    Amy H. 
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, North Carolina

Hey, Howdy, Hey! I'm Amy H. and I have been a fan of Walt Disney World since my first visit during the Magic Kingdom Park's opening year. I'm married to my favorite person in the world and since our son and daughter are in college, we have been enjoying more spur of the moment trips to the Most Magical Place on Earth. No matter the ages or size of your traveling party, I'd love to help plan you plan a magical vacation! Learn More About Amy

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