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  • On Jul 18, 2010
    Tracy from MA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Since 25% of visitors to Disney fly Southwest which now participates in luggage check-in at the resort, has the Magical Express reduced the time between pick-up and flight departure? Three hours was excessive when you had to check luggage at the airport.

    Hi Tracy,

    Magical Express still leaves approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight.  While I agree that if the stars are aligned, 3 hours is a bit excessive, Disney wants to make sure that guests arrive at the airport in a leisurely fashion and don't miss their flights.

    With factors like Orlando traffic and airport security lines to consider, 3 hours is the safest buffer.  Yes, I have been sitting at the gate an hour before my flight, but I've also missed my flight before because the airport was mobbed.

    Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Rhode Island

I am Diane from RI.  My husband and I have 3 children. I took my first trip to Walt Disney World when I was 11 and I have traveled many times since then with all different party sizes.   Every aspect of planning a vacation is pure joy to me. Learn More About Diane

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