• On Nov 28, 2016
    Alicia from NC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I was wondering about what time would the Magical Express pick us up from the airport, my flight gets in at 9:15 and i wanted to make a brunch reservation, would I have time to get to it?

    Hi Alicia!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Disney's Magical Express is my favorite way to get from Orlando International Airport to Walt Disney World Resort because it is so easy to hop on the bus and not have to worry about directions, parking or stress! Disney's Magical Express buses will be departing regularly throughout the day when you arrive. There aren't scheduled departure times, but you will be directed to board the next available bus that is going to your hotel when you arrive at the Disney's Magical Express terminal.

    I like to allow three hours of transportation time from the time that our flight is scheduled to land until I plan our first dining reservation or activity. This allows for plenty of time to travel through the airport, make the trip on Disney's Magical Express to Walt Disney World Resort, which may include additional stops at other Walt Disney World Resort hotels, and includes a bit of a pad so that we don't feel rushed at the start of our vacation. This does not include transportation time from your Walt Disney World Resort hotel to your restaurant location. So if you are are making a dining reservation at a restaurant located at your hotel, I would make a lunch reservation around 12:30 or later just to be safe. Otherwise, you will want to allow additional transportation time to get to your restaurant's location.

    Be sure to take advantage of the Disney's Magical Express luggage tags so your checked bags can go directly to your Walt Disney World Resort hotel room, allowing you to bypass baggage claim! T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

    ~Crystal B.
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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to two little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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