• On Jan 25, 2019
    David from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are thinking of renting a car to drive to WDW but then flying home. If we return the rental to MCO, can we take the Magical Express back to our Disney Hotel? And are we able to book a return trip to MCO on the Magical Express?

    Hey, David and welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Disney's Magical Express is one of Mickey's best additions to make travel to a Walt Disney World Resort hotel easy. The three requirements for taking this motor coach to your hotel are 1. Must be staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, 2. Must be at the Orlando International Airport, and 3. Must be ready to have the most enchanted vacation of your life.

    Here is what to do. After you drop off your rental car, take all your luggage to Disney's Magical Express located at B Side, Level 1 in the airport. Make sure you have your pre-shipped MagicBands available. Speak with a Cast Member (Disney lingo for employee) at the counter, not at the check-in podium. Tell them you would like to use the service and they will verify the information from your MagicBand. If you do not have them, they will be able to find your Disney Parks Resort hotel reservation. This is also the best time to arrange Resort Airline Check-In Service for your return flight. Please make sure your airline is a partner; not all airlines are a part of the service.

    Disney Dad Tip: If you are so excited to visit Mickey and gang in theme parks then you can use the Disney Parks Resort hotel Online Check-In to skip the front desk and leave your luggage with Bell Services to take to your room. The next complimentary Walt Disney World Bus is just moments away to carry you to the theme parks 

    David, enjoy making many Magical Memories.

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Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a Disney Dad raising two fantastic boys with my wife. We love the hidden treasures found on both coasts at the "Happiest Place on Earth" and "Most Magical Place on Earth."  I am so excited to share my "yEARS" of pixie-dust covered experiences with you while planning your Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

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