Disney’s Magical Express

Almost every new client asking about a Walt Disney World vacation also requests information on rental cars while they are there. They want to know the best…. the cheapest…. the ins and outs of having a rental car while at Walt Disney World. And I tell them….. “you really do not need a rental car while at Walt Disney World”!

When staying at the following Disney Resorts, all transportation to/from the airport as well as transportation to/from the parks, Disney Springs and water parks is included with the price of your vacation!

Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort

Disney’s All-Star Music Resort

Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village

Disney’s Beach Club Resort

Disney’s Beach Club Villas

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn

Disney’s BoardWalk Villas

The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort

The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Disney’s Old Key West Resort

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

The Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

You see….. the executives at Disney decided long ago to provide ground transportation to and from the Orlando International Airport at no extra charge and it’s worked out extremely well. I think it’s an absolutely wonderful service and we use it every time we visit.

When I book our trips I also know that flying from western New York State is a given. We have threatened to drive to Disney but it would take two days on the road going down and about 22 hours driving time. It’s not something I really want to do when I can hop on a non stop flight out of Rochester or Buffalo and be in the Orlando sunshine two and a half hours later.

One of the first things I do after booking our hotel and flights is to set up our Magical Express service. It’s easy to do and we can do it on line with very little hassle.

Your Magical Express Bus is waiting!
Your Magical Express Bus is waiting!

The information you give Disney is who is flying in and out, the airline and flight number, date/time of arrival and departure for the return trip. Then…… about three weeks before your trip begins you get some Mickey Mail with vouchers and baggage tags for each member of your party.

Put the yellow baggage tags on your checked luggage before you leave home. When you check in for your flight at the airport, leave your checked bags with the airline with the yellow tags attached, you won’t touch them again until they magically appear in your room about three hours after you arrive.

When you arrive in Orlando, just follow these instructions from Disney.

Arrival

Learn what you need to do when you arrive at Orlando International Airport. Read More
Learn what you need to do when you arrive at Orlando International Airport.Before you arrive, view and print a map of Orlando International Airport, including the location of Disney’s Magical Express. Upon your arrival, please let us know if you need assistance boarding the motorcoach.

Domestic Arrivals
Take the train from your arrival gate to the main terminal. You will be on Level 3. Head to Disney’s Magical Express, located on Side B, Level 1, Ground Transportation.

Guests arriving on Side A of the airport should proceed to Side B before taking the elevator or escalator down to Level 1. If you arrive before 5:00 AM or after 10:00 PM, please collect your luggage at baggage claim on Level 2 and bring it with you to the motorcoach. Your luggage will travel with you on the motorcoach to your Disney Resort Hotel.

Please have your MagicBand easily accessible when you arrive at Disney’s Magical Express. If you have not received your MagicBand, please be prepared to present your Disney’s Magical Express documents instead. If you have a Disney’s Magical Express reservation, but do not have documents, we will assist you upon arrival.

International Guests
If you are flying into Orlando International Airport from another country, you must claim your luggage after disembarking the plane and follow the U.S. Customs and Border Protection process. After, proceed to Disney’s Magical Express.

You may take your luggage with you on the motorcoach to your Disney Resort hotel or, following U.S. Customs, you may elect to return your luggage to the carousel, where Disney’s Magical Express will reclaim your luggage and deliver it to your Resort hotel room. Your luggage may take up to 3 hours to be delivered to your room after you arrive at your Resort hotel. Guests using the luggage delivery service should be prepared to present their airline baggage numbers at Disney’s Magical Express. If you arrive before 5:00 AM or after 10:00 PM, please bring your luggage with you to Disney’s Magical Express. Your luggage will travel with you on the motorcoach to your Disney Resort Hotel.

It’s that simple!

For departure it’s just as easy…… but not as fun.

Disney provides an easy resort airline check in. We usually fly out after 5:00 PM so we check out of our resort, leave our carry on luggage with bell service, check in for our flights and then enjoy our last day at the park we always start with, the Magic Kingdom. We stay there until we need to be on our bus, about three hours prior to your flight departure. See below for instructions per Disney.

Resort Airline Check-In

Guests who fly on a participating airline and stay at select Disney Resort hotels are automatically enrolled in the Resort Airline Check-In service when arriving through Disney’s Magical Express. Read More
Guests who fly on a participating airline and stay at select Disney Resort hotels are automatically enrolled in the Resort Airline Check-In service when arriving through Disney’s Magical Express. This service allows you to obtain your boarding pass and check your luggage at your Disney Resort hotel, bypassing airport check-in completely. If your flight is after 12:00 PM, your boarding pass will be delivered to your room on the morning of your departure.If you choose not to check your luggage with Resort Airline Check-In, please have your luggage loaded on the motorcoach that will be taking you to the airport. Bell service luggage assistance is available upon request.

It’s no longer called Magical Express by anyone with lots of Walt Disney World trips…… it’s called Tragical Express! It causes sad facial expressions like the ones on my dear friends face as they leave after their last trip. It makes me sad just looking at their expressions!

Sad to be leaving..... I don't like that feeling either!
Sad to be leaving….. I don’t like that feeling either!

I’d love to take care of all your Disney travel needs. I never charge any planning fees. You pay the exact same amount that you’d pay to Disney, but you get my experience and planning services for free.

I get paid by Disney…… and I love getting paid by Mickey!

Contact me today and let me help make your trip to all Disney destinations special!
Contact me today and let me help make your trip to all Disney destinations special!
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