Disney's Magical Express
  • On Sep 13, 2021
    Kevin from CA Asked

    We are staying at Animal Kingdom Lodge this Nov., but we are flying in a day before check-in. We are staying at a nearby hotel for one night, would I be able to take advantage of Disney's Magical express to get transportation to the resort area?

    Hello and welcome to planDisney, Kevin!

    Thank you for stopping by with a great question! It is a pleasure to assist you as you plan a magical visit to the Walt Disney World Resort!

    I am happy to share that you are welcome to use Disney’s Magical Express to travel from Orlando International Airport to your Disney Resort hotel, even if you are arriving a day earlier and spending the night at another hotel. I live in Brazil, and sometimes I book flights that arrive in the evening, so I prefer to spend the night at a hotel located near the airport and travel to our Disney Resort hotel the following day using Disney’s Magical Express (Disney’s Magical Express service will no longer be offered starting with arrivals January 1, 2022).

    In this case, you do not have to make a reservation. Instead, when you arrive at the airport, proceed to Disney’s Magical Express service, located in the Ground Transportation Area in Terminal B, Level 1, and present a MagicBand or a Disney MagicMobile pass. If you do not have a MagicBand or a Disney MagicMobile pass, you can present a government-issued photo ID along with your Disney Resort hotel reservation number.  Remember, however, that you must make a reservation for your trip back to the airport! To make a reservation, please have your flight information handy and call 1 (866) 599-0951.

    I hope this helps you while planning and that you have a magical visit, Kevin!

    Best Disney wishes,
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