Are you thinking about planning a vacation to Walt Disney World® Resort? If you answered yes, you might be struggling with planning all of the details that go into perfecting a Disney Vacation. Have you decided how you are going to get from the Orlando International Airport (MCO) to your resort hotel? Lucky for you, I have your answer right here- Disney’s Magical Express® Transportation.
What is Disney’s Magical Express Transportation?
Disney’s Magical Express® Transportation is a complimentary motorcoach service for guests staying at a Walt Disney World® Resort Hotel.
This complimentary transportation service will not only take you from the Orlando International Airport (MCO) to your resort hotel, but they will also take care of picking up, transporting, and delivering your luggage.
Note: To use these ground transportation services, you must be staying at a Walt Disney World® Resort Hotel.
Does Disney’s Magical Express Transportation Only Go From MCO To Resort Hotels?
Disney’s Magical Express® Transportation takes guest from MCO to their resort hotel, and also from their resort hotel back to MCO for their returning flight.
This motorcoach does not travel to any of the theme parks or Disney Springs. However, there are other forms of transportation around the resort that you can take advantage of (both complementary and paid options).
How Do You Book Disney’s Magical Express Transportation?
Once your Disney Vacation is booked, you can book your ride on Disney’s Magical Express® Transportation. You can do this online or over the phone. When booking, you will need all of your vacation information (resort hotel name, reservation, and flight information).
If you do not feel like doing this, you can book your vacation with a travel agent (like me!), who will take care of booking your ride on the Disney’s Magical Express® Transportation, for free.
After you book Disney’s Magical Express® Transportation, you will be sent yellow luggage tags in the mail during the month before your travel dates.
You will put these tags on your luggage before dropping it off and boarding your plane.
Any luggage with these yellow tags will be picked up by Disney’s Magical Express® Transportation, and delivered to the correct locations.
What Do I Do If I Have Not Received The Yellow Tags?
If you do not receive your yellow tags, make sure to keep the checked baggage claim numbers. When you arrive at MCO, go to Disney’s Magical Express® Transportation. When you arrive, give a cast member your checked baggage claim numbers.
With this information, they will be able to pick up your luggage and deliver it to your resort hotel (as long as you arrive between 5 a.m.-10 p.m.).
How Much Does It Cost?
Disney’s Magical Express® Transportation is 100% free for any guest staying at a Walt Disney World® Resort Hotel.
With these services being free, they can be added to any reservation up to 2 days before your check in date.
Where Do I Go Once My Plane Lands?
When your plane lands, there is no need to pick up your luggage. You will want to head straight to side B, level 1, to board Disney’s Magical Express® Transportation.
Note: Make sure you pack your MagicBands in your carry on. You will need these to board Disney’s Magical Express® Transportation and unlock your hotel room.
How Long Will My Luggage Take To Get To My Hotel Room?
Your luggage could take up to 3 hours to be delivered to your resort hotel room. Make sure to pack everything you will need for these 3 hours in your carry on bag.
You do not need to be present when your luggage gets delivered.
What If I Need My Luggage Immediately?
If you want/ need your luggage right away, you can pick up your luggage yourself, and take it with you on Disney’s Magical Express® Transportation.
You will store your luggage in the luggage storage underneath the motorcoach.
Does Disney’s Magical Express Transportation Always Run?
Yes! Disney’s Magical Express® Transportation is open 24 hours every day.
However, luggage delivery is only open from 5 a.m.-10 p.m. If your flight arrives after 10 p.m., you will need to pick up your luggage yourself. You can take your luggage straight to Disney’s Magical Express® Transportation with you.
How Do I Get Back To The Airport?
The day before you check out of your resort hotel, you will receive a transportation notice. This notice will tell you what time Disney’s Magical Express® Transportation will pick you up.
Note: It is about 3 hours before your flight.
You do not want to miss the motorcoach, so make sure to leave your resort hotel early.
To board Disney’s Magical Express® Transportation to go back to MCO, you will need your transportation notice. You cannot board using your MagicBands.
If you would like more information on planning and booking a trip to Walt Disney World® Resort, get your free, no obligation quote today!
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