• On Mar 28, 2017
    Maria from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Staying at the Polynesian resort and were planning on taking the magical express but have decided to take a quick detour to visit our Great Grandma who is turning 100. Given that we are traveling with 3 under 3, can the bags still go straight to the hotel?

    Hi Maria,

    First off, let me pass along my very best wishes to your great-grandmother on her upcoming 100th birthday! To reach such a milestone, I am sure she likely abides by the philosophy of Walt Disney himself, who famously believed that "Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional!"

    I am happy to hear that you will be able to make a quick trip to visit your great-grandmother before starting your vacation at the Walt Disney World Resort. Unfortunately, if you are not planning on taking Disney's Magical Express complimentary motorcoach transportation from the Orlando International Airport to your Walt Disney World Resort hotel, you will not be able to use the service to transport your luggage to your Resort hotel.

    Fortunately, I have found airport baggage services at Orlando International to be very efficient and have been on my way in no time at all. In addition, there are many rental car companies with locations at the Orlando International Airport in the event you need to rent a car to visit your great-grandmother. Your other option would be to take Disney’s Magical Express to your Disney Resort hotel and then pick up a rental car upon your arrival. There are two car rental locations at the Walt Disney World Resort which allow guests to pick up or drop off rental cars from Alamo Rent-A-Car or National Car Rental. The Car Care Center provides complimentary shuttle service and is conveniently located close to Magic Kingdom Park. Another location can be found in the Epcot Resorts area at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort.

    I hope this information is helpful in assisting to finalize your transportation options. Should you have any further questions, please send them our way. We would be happy to hEAR from you!

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