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  • On May 8, 2008
    Clare from merseyside Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    hi, I am from the UK, traveling in 4 weeks, using the magical express for 1st time, when it says pass your bags onto an airport official is that just anyone who is working in the airport, just a little confused, first time traveling without parents! Help!

    Hi Clare,

    This is a great question and I hope it was not my answer which confused you!

    When you arrive at the airport and are checking in with your carrier to check bags, this is the "airport official" we are talking about. At the counter they are confirming your information and checking identification, hand this agent your bag. You will have recieved bag tags from Disney, and they should be on your luggage. After the bags are taken, you will not see your lugguage until it arrives in you hotel room in the Walt Disney World Resorts.

    When you arrvie in Orlando, you are going to look for the Magical Express signs which are easily posted. Magical Express is located on the same level as ground transportation.  You check in with the Magic Express Castmember who will ask which resort you are staying at and place you on that bus. Remember the bus may make more than one stop. When you arrive at your resort, you can check in and then either go to your room or being touring.

    Do not be concerned if you luggage is not in the room right away. It can take up to four hours after you land to arrive in your room.  You should have a small carry on bag with things you will need for those first few hours-change of clothes, toiletries, etc. so you are not waiting on these items to arrive in your luggage, and you are waiting at the resort for them.

    When your vacation is over, you go to the counter at your resort and hand them your bags. They will arrange to have your bags on your return flight home. Again you need a minimum amount of hours before your flight to check those bags in and this desk can provide you with that time. You can then tour for the remainder of your trip without worrying about luggage.

    Have a magical trip!
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