Disney's Magical Express
  • On May 7, 2020
    Amber from VA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We waited over two hours in line for a Magic Express bus. Is this normal? I am reluctant to use this service again.

    Hello Amber! Thanks for bringing such a great question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! The excitement to get to the Walt Disney World Resort is absolutely overflowing by the time you arrive at Orlando International Airport. So I am sure it was frustrating to have to wait for a long time for Disney's Magical Express Service. I can tell you that it has never been my experience to wait more than 20 to 25 minutes for the Magical Express. It is quite possible that your experience may have been a very rare instance. Perhaps it was a remarkably busy travel season or a disruption to service due to weather or traffic. I am sure, whatever the reason, that it didn't feel as magical as you would have preferred.

    I encourage you to not give up on Disney's Magical Express! It is a great complimentary service that comes with your vacation package. I really enjoy sitting back to relax as the motor coach makes its way to the Walt Disney World Resort. Remember, one experience doesn't mean that all of your future experiences will be the same. However, if you do have second thoughts you might consider Minnie Van Service. Yes, their vans are as cute as the name implies. Minnie Van Service is operated by Lyft. They will pick you up at the airport and take you directly to your Disney Resort Hotel! Unlike Disney's Magical Express, there is a fee charged for Minnie Van service.

    Amber, I hope your next time aboard Disney's Magical Express feels like a magic carpet ride!

    Hakuna Matata!  Jonathan G.
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Meet the Panelist: Jonathan, Pennsylvania

Hi, everyone!  My name is Jonathan.  I am a Disney-adoring husband, dad of three sons, and elementary school principal from Pennsylvania.  If you're visiting planDisney with questions about the Most Magical Place on Earth, then Hakuna Matata because you've come to the right group of people!  I'm happy to use my past Disney-travel experiences and knowledge to help you enjoy every moment of your vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort! Learn More About Jonathan

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