Disney's Magical Express
  • On Mar 31, 2019
    Leanne from MA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are using the Disney Magical Express trans for our trip this August. Our flight home leaves at 7:30 am which means the bus will be scheduled to pick us up at 4:00am-3 &1/2hours in advance. If we miss this bus will we be able to take a later bus?

    Hi Leanne!

    Disney's Magical Express complimentary airport transportation is just one of many benefits of staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel. You are correct that when departing Walt Disney World Resort via Disney's Magical Express, your motorcoach will depart for Orlando International Airport approximately 3 to 4 hours prior to your scheduled flight. Guests will receive a Transportation Notice delivered to their resort hotel room the day before departure with the time of their Disney's Magical Express reservation. You will need to show your Transportation Notice to the driver to board the motorcoach.

    Unlike Disney's Magical Express motorcoaches departing from the airport that run on a somewhat continuous basis, those going to the airport are scheduled based upon guests' flight times. If you miss your scheduled motorcoach, there may not be another bus scheduled to pick up guests at your resort for several hours. It is also very possible the next bus could already be at capacity with guests who have reservations for that departure time. So while it is possible to contact Disney's Magical Express if you miss your bus to see if you can be accommodated on another bus, to be honest I wouldn't chance it.  Personally, I would rather have a very early departure than worry about missing my flight.

    I recommend being at the designated pick-up location 15 minutes before your scheduled Magical Express departure. The time on your Transportation Notice is when the motorcoach is scheduled to leave for the airport, not the time it boards.

    Please let us know if you have additional questions.

    Anne Marie
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