Disney's Magical Express
  • On Jul 15, 2019
    Lori from NV Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Our trip is in less than a week and we arrive at 10am and we would like to go walk around before going to the room. What would be best to check our luggage and just take one small carry on to take with us. Or to each of us have a bag to take to the bus.

    Hi Lori! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Planning to arrive early in the day is an excellent idea! I try to arrive early, so I can spend the most time at "The Most Magical Place on Earth" as possible. With your visit just days away, now is the perfect time to begin planning your arrival day.

    It sounds like you are planning to use Disney's Magical Express as the transportation to your Disney Resort hotel. One of the things I love the most about Disney's Magical Express is their complimentary luggage delivery service. I highly recommend using this service for your luggage because it is SO easy! Simply place the yellow luggage tags you should have received from Disney's Magical Express on your luggage (or hang on to the baggage claim number you will receive when you check your bags at your departure airport and give it to the Cast Member at the check-in podium for Disney's Magical Express), then you will not have to visit baggage claim at all! Head straight to the check-in area for Disney's Magical Express and your luggage will auto-magically show up in your Disney Resort hotel room a few hours later!

    Having a carry-on is a good idea for anything that you may need when you arrive. Sunscreen, change of clothes, comfy shoes, medications, camera, phone chargers, etc. may be on the list of things you don't want to wait a few hours for. If you don't want to carry this around with you when you arrive to your Disney Resort hotel, stop by Bell Services and they can hold on to your carry-on until you come back and retrieve it. They can do the same with all of your luggage if you decide not to use the luggage delivery service, but I still suggest skipping baggage claim and starting your vacation as soon as possible!

    I hope this helps a bit with your decision, Lori! Please let us know if you have any other questions.

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Meet the Panelist: Tabitha, Tennessee

Hello all! I'm a happily married, proud mom to two young children, and I love to plan trips to Walt Disney World Resort. One of my favorite things about taking a Disney Parks vacation is that there is always something new and wonderful to discover, no matter if this is your first trip or if you visit multiple times per year. I'm excited to help you plan your next adventure!
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