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  • On Jan 17, 2010
    Joel from WI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We will be taking the Disney transportation to our resort from the airport. Approx. how long will it take to get there? Do the busses run on a timed basis, i.e. do they leave every half hour or what?

    Hi Joel!
        Disney's Magical Express service is a great way to get to your resort from the Orlando airport. I have utilized the Magical Express Service 5 times in the last three years and I love it. It is the easiest way to get to your Resort without worrying about driving directions and your luggage can be delivered right to your room in about 3-4 hours after you land as well!

        I would plan on at least an hour and a half's worth of time from when you get off your airplane until you check into your Resort. The actual driving travel time from the airport to your Resort is 45 to 50 minutes depending on the traffic. Sometimes this time can be shorter or a little longer depending on the time of day that you are arriving, how many other people are arriving at the same time, and how may stops that your Magical Express Bus is making to other Resorts before it gets to your Resort. The Magical Express Buses do run on a timed schedule, but they usually wait at the airport for a certain time period to allow them to fill up so that they don't do empty bus runs. When you you check in at Magical Express Welcome Center in the Main Terminal Building, B side, Level 1, you will be directed into lines according to grouped resorts to wait for the next Magical Express Bus that is traveling to your Resort.

    Keep in mind on the way home your Magical Express Bus will leave for the airport 3 hours before your plane is scheduled to leave. On the night before you leave you will receive an envelope on your door with all the details of your Magical Express pick up time for the next day. Please click here for more information on Disney's Magical Express Service.

    I hope you have a Zip-a-dee-doo-dah time on your next trip to Walt Disney World!

    Keep Dreaming Big!
    Marc Lorenzo
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Meet the Panelist: Marc, New York

I am a single Father to one incredible boy.  I would love nothing more than to provide people with Disney vacation planning that will enable them to have a new experience or make their Disney vacation just a little more magical! Learn More About Marc

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