• On Apr 2, 2017
    Marie from MD Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We're 4 teens & 3 adults, staying at Animal Kingdom. On our 5th (final) day, we fly out at 3 pm and 6 pm. Can the 6 pm folks send our luggage on ahead at noon checkout then take a later Magical Express to stay longer at the parks?

    Hi Marie,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! It sounds like you have an exciting trip planned to the Walt Disney World Resort!

    I suggest that you check your bags at the resort airline check-in station located in the resort. You can check them at the resort airline check-in station when you checkout of the room. When you take your bags to the check-in desk, be sure to have valid identification. They will print your boarding pass and take any baggage fees that need to be paid. Once you check your bags here, they will deliver them to the airport and you will pick them up once you arrive at your final destination. Be sure to keep carry-on bags with you or leave them at the bell desk. Once you are ready to head to the airport, be sure to get your carry-on bags from the bell desk.

    Magical Express return times are scheduled based on return flight times. They are generally scheduled three hours prior to your flight time for domestic flights. Assuming each guest in your party has a domestic flight, guests whose flights depart at 6:00 p.m. will have until approximately 3:00 p.m. before the Magical Express transportation leaves. For those leaving at 3:00 p.m., the Magical Express transportation will depart at approximately 12:00 noon. 

    On one of our prior visits, we had a 4:00 p.m. flight. We went to the park closest to our resort - Magic Kingdom -  in the morning, returned to the resort by about 11:00 a.m., ate lunch at the resort, then just hung out there until the Magical Express transportation arrived at about 1:00 p.m.

    Just be sure to give yourself plenty of time to get back to the resort! 

    I do hope you have a magical time!


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