Disney's Magical Express
  • On Jan 23, 2020
    Amanda from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Staying at Pop, first time using Magical Express. Stay 2/16-2/24 We fly home at 7am on 2/25. Our plan, full day at the park 2/24, then bus to airport and sleep there. Can we use Resort Airline Check in when we check out of Pop, even if we fly the next day?

    Amanda,

    I love that you are squeezing out the last full day of your trip at a park! 

    The answer to your question is a bit of a mixed bag, so let me break it up into elements, and hopefully that will result in the answers you need.

    You are ending your day on the 24th, wanting to get from Walt Disney World to the Orlando Airport. Even though you don't fly out until the next morning, you can use Disney's Magical Express. When making your Disney's Magical Express reservations on the phone (by calling 407-939-1936), simply indicate that you need to have a late day return to the airport on the 24th, and that you don't have flight information for the return home. 

    As for the actual Resort Airline Check-In, including handling of your baggage, the answer is likely yes and no. But that is not because of Disney. As long as you are within the 24 hour window before your flight on the 25th, you should be able to check in to your flight. However there are restrictions at any airport on how far in advance you are allowed to check bags, so you might get a no for bags that will not fly out until the following day. As such, I would recommend having the following alternative plan ready just in case; 

    • When you get up on the 24th, go to the Resort Airline Check-In desk at
      Disney's Pop Century Resort and check in for your flights. 
    • Leave your bags with the Bell Desk at your resort.
    • When you return to your resort hotel later that day to take Disney's Magical Express to the airport, gather your bags from the Bell Desk and take them with you. The bus driver will be able to stow them on the bus for you.
    • On the morning of the 25th you can then check your bags directly with the airline at the airport.
    I hope that this answered your question? If it did not, or if you have other questions, please do write us back and we can add offer some more planning assistance!

    Have a Magical Vacation!
     
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