Disney’s Magical Express is that Magical (and completely FREE) Motorcoach from Orlando International Airport (MCO) to Walt Disney World Property.
Disney’s Magical Express – Commonly Asked Questions
Is Disney’s Magical Express really Free? Are there any hidden costs?
Guests are always surprised to hear that Magical Express is 100% FREE!
The only requirement is that you must be staying in one of the Walt Disney World Resorts.
That is why it is considered one of the best perks of staying on property.
There is no need to rent a car, pay for Uber, and you get out of paying for the new Parking Fees now being enforced at Walt Disney World.
Does Disneyland in California also have Magical Express?
Unfortunately, Disneyland does not offer this service.
Disney’s Magical Express is only offered in Florida and only available if you fly into Orlando International Airport (MCO).
What happens if my plane gets in late?
Travel days can be stressful. Planes get delayed and cancelled all the time.
But, there’s one thing you don’t need to worry about.
Buses are continually running, so take your time. They will be there when you need it.
What do I do with my luggage?
If you want to go right to the Parks or you simply don’t want to carry your luggage around the airport, Magical Express offers free Luggage Service.
A confirmation letter and yellow tags will arrive in the mail shortly after your balance is paid in full.
If you want Disney to handle the transportation of your luggage from the airport to your hotel room, attach the yellow tags to your luggage. If not, leave the yellow tags at home. The Motorcoach has plenty of storage to hold your luggage.
Your luggage typically makes it to your room approximately 3 hours after you reach your Resort.
Because you’ll get to your Resort before your belongings, be sure to bring a carry-on with anything you will need immediately, including MagicBands.
However, there is an exception
If you’re arriving at night, even if it’s before 10 PM, it might be easier to just pick up your own luggage. You don’t want to have to wait up til past midnight for your luggage to arrive to your hotel room.
Luggage Service is available if you arrive at the airport between 5AM and 10PM.
If you arrive outside of those times, you will have to go to Baggage Claim to get your bags.
How long does it take to get to my Resort?
Leave plenty of time between landing and any plans you make for that day. My recommendation would be to leave at least 3 hours between the time you land and any fastpasses or dining reservation.
There is almost always a line for Disney’s Magical Express every time I fly to the Orlando International Airport.
However, there are plenty of buses. Even with a crowd, a motorcoach has always been available for us to get on right away.
But, even with being able to board right away, it can take awhile. The buses don’t always stop at your Resort first. And traffic can also delay you.
How do I make my Reservation?
If you hired a Disney Travel Agent, then this is a step you don’t have to worry about. As one of those Agents, I make sure that all my Guests who want a reservation have one before they leave for their Vacation.
Planning your vacation by yourself? Here is the information you need! Have your Flight Information and Resort Confirmation Number ready when you make the reservation.
Reserve online: Disney’s Magical Express
USA and Canadian Guests: (407) 939-1936
UK Guests: 0800 16 90 730
It is best to reserve your Magical Express at least 30 days prior to your departure.
Along with your confirmation letter, and yellow tags, you should also receive a Map of how to navigate the Orlando International Airport.
Of course, Disney has the best customer service, so if you reserve Magical Express less than 30 days before your trip, your information will be sent to you via email.
You will not receive your yellow tags, so if you’d like Disney to handle your luggage, submit your baggage claim ticket at the Magical Express desk and they will take care of the rest for you.
How do I find the Magical Express back to the Orlando International Airport?
The day before you check-out, the front desk will give you your Transportation Information (they usually leave it hanging on your door).
This letter will give you your Departure Time and location of your motorcoach. You will need to hand this letter to the Bus Driver. You can not use your Magic Band this time around.
Your Departure Time is usually 3 hours before your flight leaves, so you will have plenty of time to make it through security.
If you’d like to have Disney arrange for the transportation of your luggage, look for the Airport Check-in area at your Resort.
You will not see your luggage until you reach your final destination, so if you need anything, make sure it’s on your carry-on.