• On Feb 24, 2018
    John from NH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am starting to plan my family's next Disney World Vacation. My brother is coming but does not live with me. He's flying in two days after I arrive. I'm driving. Can I check in for our resort room and save the magical express pickup for him?

    Hi John. I love that your brother will be joining you on your Walt Disney World Resort family vacation! How fun!

    He absolutely can use Disney's Magical Express! In fact, if your plans change and you decide to fly, you can use the complimentary service as well.

    Guests can reserve Disney's Magical Express at the time they make their Disney Resort hotel reservation. If he books his flights after booking your reservation, you or he can simply call (407) 939-1936 and the Cast Member will add it to your reservation. When calling Disney's Magical Express, be sure to have your Disney Resort hotel reservation as well as your brother's flight information available.

    When your travels begin, be sure to keep your MagicBands with you. You will need them to unlock your Disney Resort hotel room and your brother will need his to check in with Disney's Magical Express.

    As you continue planning, be sure everyone in your party has their My Disney Experience account created and then link them all to your Family & Friends list so you can easily book dining or FastPass+ selections for everyone when your booking windows open.

    I am so excited for you and your family! Thanks so much for sharing your question with the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Please let us know if we can provide any other tips or advice as you plan your magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation!
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