One of the perks to staying on site during your Disney World Vacation is taking the Magical Express Bus From The Airport to Walt Disney World. The Magical Express is a fleet of motorcoaches operated by Mears Transportation for the Walt Disney World company. The motorcoaches will take you directly to the lobby of your Disney World Resort for FREE!
When you book your Disney World reservation, just let them know that you would like to use the Magical Express service. You will be sent your Magical Express vouchers that let you head straight to the bus when you get to the airport plus special luggage tags that will enable you to drop your luggage off at your home airport (it must be located in the United States) and it will arrive in your room like magic a few hours after you check in. You do not have to wait on the luggage once you arrive at the Orlando airport!
When you land at the airport, follow the signs to the Disney’s Magical Express Welcome Center in the Main Terminal Building, B side, Level 1. You will be directed to your resorts awaiting Magical Express bus. Keep in mind that you will share the bus with other resorts on property (usually it’s only up to 4).
Once you are on the Magical Express, you can sit back and relax and watch this super cute movie featuring Disney characters. Hopefully you will also get a funny bus driver too. The ride will take you about 30 minutes.
Once you arrive at your Disney resort, you will be able to head straight to the lobby to check in or skip the lobby if you already completed your online check in (they will text you when your room is ready). A few hours later, your luggage will magically arrive in your room. I highly recommend that you pack at least one change of clothes in your carry on since there is no telling how long it will take the luggage to arrive.
If you want to head to the parks after the Magical Express drops you off, just ask Luggage Services to hold your carry ons for you. They will give you a pick-up tag and when you get to your resort room later that evening, you can call Luggage Services and they will deliver it to your room.
Towards the end of your trip, you will be given departing Magical Express luggage vouchers. Take your luggage to the Magical Express station at your resort the morning of your departure. They can hold your luggage for you until the motor coach arrives. The Magical Express will pick you up 3 hours prior to your flight time for domestic flights and 4 hours prior to your flight time for international flights.
Keep in mind that children must be 12 years of age or older to ride alone.
Learn more about the transportation around the Walt Disney World parks.