So you have your WDW package booked, dining, and fast passes are taken care of by your amazing FTJ Travel Advisor. Flight is booked… now how do you get to the resort?
For those staying on the Walt Disney World property, look no further than the complimentary Disney’s Magical Express from Orlando International Airport (MCO)!
It’s important to note that this transportation option is only available from Orlando International Airport (MCO) for guests of the Walt Disney World Resorts — This transportation is not an option from Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB).
How do I book?
As soon as you book your flights, send your information over to your FTJ Travel Advisor and he/she will take care of booking the details of your Disney’s Magical Express trip. How easy is that?
If you booked on your own, you will call Disney’s Magical Express and give them your flight information. But why would you do that? A FTJ Travel Advisor’s services are complimentary and with knowledge and experience of the best way to plan out your day — a win-win for you!
Before you travel…
After your Disney’s Magical Express is booked, you will receive yellow baggage tags for your checked baggage. These will be long yellow stickers with Mickey heads very similar to the airline baggage claim tags. When you check your baggage at your starting destination, you will want to go ahead and attach your Disney’s Magical Express tags to your checked baggage.
Your checked baggage will magically be picked up and delivered to your room. No need to wait at baggage claim. Remember, this option is only for checked baggage, you will need to bring any carry on baggage with you to the bus.
Before you travel, you will also want to customize your Magic Bands and have them delivered to your home. There is nothing more exciting than getting some Disney mail before your trip!
Make sure to pack your Magic Bands in you carry-on bag or personal item so they are ready when you arrive at Disney’s Magical Express!
How to get to Disney’s Magical Express
Orlando International Airport is set up like a big H. You will want to find Terminal B. (Remember: B for Bus!) And then take the elevators/escalators all the way down to level one. There are now clearly marked signs pointing the way for Disney’s Magical Express. The Disney’s Magical Express pick up is all the way at the end of level one.
Checking In for Disney’s Magical Express
Once you get to the Disney’s Magical Express counter, you scan your Magic Band, the cast members confirm a few details, assign you to your Magical Express line, and then you are whisked away to your resort!
Once you get to your resort, you can turn right around and drop off any extra bags with bell services and head straight out to the parks or go explore the resort.
Your Return Flight
The night before your return flight, you will receive a hanging Disney’s Magical Express tag on your room door. Inside this envelope will be your return trip information, specifically, pick up time. Make sure to keep this voucher because it will need to be remitted upon boarding the Disney’s Magical Express.
At some of the resorts, you have the option for resort airline check in for the following airlines:
Delta Air Lines (U.S. Domestic Flights Only)
This is available between 5 am and noon. You can check your bags and depending on the time of your flight, go off and spend some time in the parks or enjoy a nice meal at your resort before heading home.
If you are ready to book your trip to a Disney Destination, make sure to reach out to one of our Fairytale Journeys Travel Advisors and start your journey!