Disney's Magical Express
  • On Jan 20, 2020
    Ghislaine from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi moms, so we will be staying at PO and taking the magical express from the airport If we do the online check in; can we just get off at the very first resort stop so that we can hop on a bus to the parks. I’d like to get to HS ASAP.

    Greetings Ghislaine!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. It is so great to hear from you again!

    One of my most favorite things is Online Resort Check-In. I have found that it saves me so much time, and I usually can bypass the front desk. You can begin the check-in process on Disneyworld.com or with your My Disney Experience app. On your arrival day, make sure to check your My Disney Experience app to get your Resort reservation updates, including notification when your room is ready. You will use the app to find your room. Don’t forget to pack your MagicBands to unlock your door. You may also be able to use the “Unlock Door” feature on the app!

    Since you will be using Disney’s Magical Express to whisk you away to the Most Magical Place on Earth, if you checked your bags at your local airport, be sure to attach the Disney’s Magical Express luggage tags. You won’t have to report to the luggage carousel to claim your bags, rather a little bit of Pixie Dust will make your luggage magically appear in your Resort hotel room later in the day on the day of arrival.

    While I’ve never immediately hopped off at the first Resort hotel stop to catch a bus to a park, in theory, you likely could do this. However, there are some things that you should keep in mind.
    If you’ve placed any luggage under the bus, you must claim this luggage as you exit Disney’s Magical Express. If your Resort hotel room isn’t ready, Bell Services can store this luggage at your Resort hotel, but I don’t believe you can drop that luggage off at another resort.
    You will also have to take all carry-on bags that you are traveling with. If my Resort hotel room isn’t ready, I ask Bell Services to store my carry-on luggage so that I don’t have to carry it around a Theme Park all day. If you bypass your main Resort hotel, you wouldn’t be able to store this luggage at Bell Services.

    I’m sure you are getting super excited about your upcoming visit to the Walt Disney World Resort. Remember to take some time to soak in all of that Disney Magic!

    ~Heather
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Meet the Panelist: Heather, New York

I am a mom, wife, oncology  nurse, daydreamer, and wannabe Disney Princess. I am always dreaming about and planning my next Walt Disney World vacation. I have experiencing navigating the parks with babies, toddlers, tweens, multigenerational groups, as well as with special needs and food allergies. I love helping others plan their vacations and I am here to help make all of your dreams come true! Learn More About Heather

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