• On Jul 20, 2018
    Margaret from MS Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My 75 yr old Aunt is flying to Orlando to meet us for her 1st trip to Disney. It is also her VERY first flight! She is REALLY uncomfortable with flying and airports. Would you use Disney's Magical Express or go to pick her up at the airport ourselves?

    Welcome Margaret!

    After reading your question, I seriously want to meet your aunt. When I am 75 years old, I hope I am as ready for new adventures as she is. Please share with her how truly impressed I am with her. 

    Although I don't know what your aunt's personal preference would be, I feel Disney's Magical Express Service would be easier for her. If you add this complimentary service to her Walt Disney World Resort reservation, she can put the Disney's Magical Express luggage tags she'll receive one month prior to departure on her suitcase at her home airport. Then she won't need to go to baggage claim at Orlando International Airport and she won't need to touch her bags again until she finds them in her hotel room. My parents are the same age as your aunt and they love this feature. 

    Also, it is much easier to find the well-marked Disney's Magical Express buses on the first floor of terminal B of Orlando International Airport than it would be for her to find your personal automobile at the curb. Just be sure she has her MagicBand on when she arrives at the Disney's Magical Express desk. When she gets there, she'll let the Cast Members know which Disney hotel she is staying at, she'll tap her MagicBand and off she'll go. I think it's a fabulous, stress-free way to begin any Walt Disney World Resort vacation.

    Please wish her the best for me, and cherish every magical moment with her.

    Sending best wishes and pixie dust,

    PS. Make sure she picks up a complimentary "First Visit" button at her hotel or the first theme park she visits. I'm sure many Guests and Cast Members will want to help her celebrate this exciting new adventure.
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Lesson plans, college plans, vacation plans...as a teacher, college counselor, and incurable Disney fan I find myself constantly planning.  I love to share advice with friends who have yet to experience all that Walt Disney World has to offer! Learn More About Jill

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