• On Dec 29, 2016
    Katie from MD Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    How much time should we plan for getting to and from the airport to our hotel and vice versa? Especially heading back home we want to make sure we get to MCO in time. Also do we need to schedule a the shuttle bus or do we just catch it?

    Hi Katie,

    Disney's Magical Express makes it easy to get to and from your Walt Disney World Resort.

    When you book your resort reservation, you should have had an option to select Disney's Magical Express. If not, simply call Disney at 407-939-1936 to add it to your reservation. You will need your flight information for both flights so they can schedule your trip.

    When you arrive to Orlando, you head for the Magical Express counter. Make sure to have your Magic Bands in your carryon luggage so you can have access to the shuttle. Depending on the time of year and the number of guests, the trip can take up to one hour to arrive at your resort.

    For your return, the pickup is three hours prior to departure. This allows you enough time to travel to the airport and clear security.

    Wishing you a magical day!
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