One of the considerations you always have to consider for your vacation is the transportation. If you fly to Disney World and are staying at one of their on-property hotels, the World has your transportation to and from the airport planned for you with their Magical Express service. With just a few simple steps, you and your luggage will be “magically” transported to and from your hotel.
All you need to do is to reserve the Magical Express service in advance, either when you book your trip, or by calling Disney directly at least 10 days in advance. You will then receive some Magical Express tags for your luggage a few weeks before your trip. Simply attach these special tags to your luggage. Then, as long as your flight arrives between 5 AM and 10PM, you can skip the baggage carousel and go straight to the Magical Express Welcome Center. Cast members will direct you to the bus that will take you to your resort, and your luggage will “magically” arrive a few hours later. (If your flight arrives after 10PM, you will need to pick up your own luggage at the carousel and take it with you to the Magical Express Center.)
At the end of your resort stay, you can reverse the process by grabbing your luggage and boarding the Magical Express service for a free trip back to Orlando International Airport. If traveling on select airlines, you can even check-in and receive your boarding pass right at your hotel as well as check your luggage. Those wanting the return trip luggage service will have to pre-pay any luggage fees the airline would charge.
You’ll have to check in at the desk between 5AM-1PM at least three hours before your flight departs. Currently, the participating airlines are AirTran, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Continental, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue, Northwest, United and US Airways. But remember, any Disney World Resort guest can use the Magical Express Service regardless of which airline they are flying.
If you are wondering how you will get around without having a car of your own while on vacation, keep in mind that resort guests receive free transportation throughout their stay via Disney’s bus, monorail and boat services to and from the parks.