• On Feb 6, 2017
    Troy from VA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    For our upcoming stay & using Disney's Magical Express. On our departure day our flight does not leave until 9PM. We were hoping to get in some extra park time but we were not sure what time to expect the bus to leave to take us to MCO?

    Hi Troy!

    I'm so happy to hear you'll be taking advantage of Disney's Magical Express service during your Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Just like you, I always try to book a late flight out on our last day of our vacation to allow for a little extra "park time" before we go.

    The day before check-out, a Transportation Notice will be delivered to your room. The pickup time and place for your motorcoach ride back to Orlando International Airport will be specified in this notice. Disney wants to make sure that all guests arrive in plenty of time for their flights, so pickup times are typically three hours prior to your flight departure time (four hours prior for international flights). Your Transportation Notice will have specific instructions regarding your luggage, and what time you'll need to deliver it to Bell Services on the morning of your departure. Luggage assistance is available by request.

    Make sure to put your Transportation Notice in your day bag for the parks - you'll need that piece of paper in hand to board the motorcoach to the airport! Also, make sure to allow plenty of travel time from the theme park back to your resort. If you miss your assigned shuttle, there may not be room for you on the next one and you'll have to pay for a taxi to the airport. (Ask me how i know...)

    I hope this helps with your planning. Enjoy your Walt Disney World vacation, and make the most of those last hours soaking up the magic in the theme parks! - Diane W.

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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Alabama

"Dream It! Plan It! Do It!" – that's my motto! If you've always dreamed of a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort, or sailing away with Captain Mickey on a Disney Cruise, I'd love to help you plan and make the most of your vacation. My favorite getaway is a Land and Sea adventure - from Cinderella Castle to sand castles! Learn More About Diane

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