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  • On Aug 8, 2014
    Aniela from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Is there a specific route always taken for the Magical Express? We are staying at the Art of Animation, about how long will it take to get there?

    Hello Aniela,

    What a great question! Disney's complimentary transportation via the Magical Express is one of many awesome reasons to stay at a Disney Resort Hotel. The actual travel time between the airport and Disney property is about a half hour. Depending on how many stops the ME bus makes, you could be on the bus just over an hour. To give you an example, I'm landing at MCO at 10:00 a.m. on my next trip to Walt Disney World. I anticipate I will arrive at my resort hotel somewhere between 11:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. If I have no wait time at all and I'm the first stop, I could be there as quickly as 10:45 a.m. Whether or not multiple stops are made depends on those traveling on the bus with you. In my experience, the buses have always made a few stops. 

    Be sure to have your carry-on packed with items you'll need upon arrival. Often times your checked luggage will not arrive for several hours. While it's super convenient to not bother with airport luggage, you'll want to think through your first day and prepare for those necessary items: TSA approved bottle of sun block, change of clothes for hot weather, sunglasses, autograph books, and of course, MagicBands!

    Any other questions, Aniela? I'm happy to help. 

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