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  • On Apr 13, 2009
    Nicole from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Going to WDW this summer- how often do the Magical Express leave from the airport to take you to the hotels? Also would you pack water or ship it to the hotel?

    Hi Nicole,

    The folks at Magical Express suggest allowing yourself approximately about two hours from the time you arrive at the Magical Express counter to the time you arrive at your resort.  In my experience this is a VERY conservative estimate, and I've found that ninety minutes is the most the trip has ever taken (including checking in, boarding the bus, making stops, etc.)  As for how often the buses leave the airport, they are pretty much constantly running buses throughout the day, and a better estimate of how long the trip will take is the information I started with.  Remember, by using Magical Express, you get to bypass baggage claim which is a huge time saver!  I'm directionally challenged, so avoiding the hassle of renting a car and navigating the streets of central Florida is a big plus for me as well!

    As for water, if you are looking to bring down water to save on concessions in the parks, I'd actually recommend using a grocery delivery service (we like to deliver a case or two and any other snacks you'd like directly to your room.  With the cost of heavy baggage these days, and rates for shipping, I think you'll find this to be a more economical and convenient option.

    Have a wonderful trip!

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Meet the Panelist: Tanya, New Jersey

I am Tanya from FL, full-time mom to two fun-loving boys. I have an array of planning tips and believe I offer a unique perspective on how to make Disney an amazing adventure for individuals with a variety of needs and abilities. Learn More About Tanya

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