(We Have Fun Too)
A Convenient Service
There are so many
things about Disney World that makes it stand
out from other similar busineses, and their Magical Express
is just one of them.
The Magical Express
is Disney World's complimentary transportation service that
gets you and your luggage from Orlando Internantional Airport
to Disney World, and when your stay at 'Mickey's Place' is
over, the Magical Express will get you and your luggage back
to Orlando International Airport... All this - worry-free!
I have been to Disney World five (5) times so far, and have
used their Magical Express service every single time. It is
so convenient, and I highly suggest you use it too. It is
one of their complimentary services, so it costs nothing extra,
but will save you the headache of lugging your bags around
Here's how it
When you make your
reservations to Disney World, make sure you request the Magical
Express. Remember, it doesn't cost anything and can keep you
from lugging your bags everywhere.
Once you have the
Magical Express service, you'll receive tags for your baggage,
and when you check them in at your departing airport, you
wont see them again until you check into your room at Disney
World. The Magical Express team will get them from your departing
airport and will take care of them, all the way to and including
placing them in the room you will be staying at while at Disney
Now, there's an
exception to this, and it is dependant on the airline service
you're using. If the airline service you're using is
not participating with Disney World, then once you arrive
at Orlando International Airport, you have to get your bags
and take them to the Magical Express bus with you. The driver
will then load them on, and take them off when you arrive
at the resort you're staying at.
In either instance
you still get a free ride to Disney World straight to your
resort, and then on your departure date, the Magical Express
will take you back to Orlando International Airport.
You still have
to follow bag weight limits or pay the necessary fees, and
follow all applicable laws, but I can tell you from experience,
that it is so nice to drop your bags off your airport and
not deal even see them again until you get into your room
at Disney World.
When you're leaving
Disney World :-( , it's pretty much in reverse. You call the
Bell Service, they will pick up your bags from your room,
and you can either ride with them or come to the area later.
Once there, you
check-in your bags, as if you're at the airport, get your
boarding passes, etc. and then finish your day at Disney World,
until it's time for you to get on the Magical Express. You
will then be taken to Orlando International Airport, get on
your flight, and once you get to your home airport, go to
baggage claims and pickup your bags.
I suggest you check
with Disney's friendly customer service folks to find out
which airlines participate with them, but if your airline
doesn't, dont fret - You can still use the Magical Express
service, you just have to get your bags to the bus.
One more note -
Disney World tries to be as flexible as possible with you
on the Magical Express, but try to remember that you need
to give them sufficient days to get everything together.
On our last trip,
we went on our first Disney Cruise, and since it was a 4-night
deal, we decided to stay one day earlier at Disney World,
then after the cruise, come back to Disney World for a couple
you set your trip up, the Magical Express is setup for both
arrival to and departure from Disney World. Well, since the
stay we had was not a 'package deal', I didn't think to take
care of the Magical Express service for our departure. On
the morning of our departure, I called the home desk and explained
the mishap I created, and they took care of it for me. Had
I completely forgot, then we probably would have been taking
a cab back to the airport, and Cindy
would not let me forget that one ;-)
I really like the
Magical Express. Cindy
does also for the most part, but our last two trips, she was
disappointed because of some inconveniences - one was crowded,
and on both, our seats had broken foot rests.
things happen, and the Magical Express is contracted out,
but it is still associated with Disney, and you expect more
and hold Disney to a higher standard.
Bottom line - If
you're flying into Orlando International Airport for your
Disney vacation, the Magical Express is the way to go!
Julius Covington, Sr.