Disney Transportation

Disney's Magical Express

Disney's Magical Express Overview

Magical Express

If you’re visiting Walt Disney World and staying at a Disney-owned Resort, you’ll be able to take advantage of complimentary airport shuttle service and Resort Airline Check-In Service (where available).

Disney's Magical Express service is complimentary transportation for guests staying at all Walt Disney World owned and operated Resort hotels and select Good Neighbor hotels. This service takes you directly from the Orlando International Airport to your Disney Resort.

NOTE: Don't pack your MagicBands in your checked luggage! Just wear them during your travel so you can scan them at the Magical Express Welcome Center.

If you did not receive your MagicBands prior to travel, be sure to have the Disney's Magical Express documents that were mailed to you. If you don't have the documents with you, but you know you have a reservation on Disney's Magical Express, the Cast Members will be able to assist you at the Welcome Center.

At the Magical Express Welcome Center, guests can pre-register for the Resort Airline Check-In Service (You must be using one of the participating airlines as noted below).

While the inbound domestic airlines are not restricted, outbound domestic flight check-in at the Resort is limited to guests flying on:

You will need to take your luggage to the Welcome Center for Disney's Magical Express. You and your luggage will be transported on the Motor Coach.

The Walt Disney World Resorts also offer international flight check-in service.

IMPORTANT: Guests must be 12 or older to travel unaccompanied on Disney's Magical Express.

Luggage and Fees


Any checked/excess bag fees are paid via Baggage Airline Guest Services (BAGS), the contractor for this service. The extra bag fee must be paid to BAGS in advance of using your Resort's Airline Check-In Service

BAGS can be reached by calling (407) 284-1231 between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. This call is free when made from your Disney resort room. Only Master Card, Visa, and American Express are accepted as payment.

If your luggage does not meet size/weight requirements and you have not paid the fees in advance, you will be unable to check the bags in at your Resort. You will need to check-in your luggage upon arrival at the Orlando airport.

If you are not using one of these carriers, you can still use Disney's Magical Express, but you will need to check-in for your flight at the airport.

In order to pre-register, you must do so at least two calendar days prior to your departure. If the length of your stay prevents you from doing this, you can still go to the desk to use this service.

When pre-registering, you still need to go to the Resort Airline Check-In desk with your bags to get your boarding pass.

Guests using the Resort Airline Check-In Service must check-in for their flight at least 3 hours prior to their scheduled departure time.

Below is the full set of policies for using the Resort Airline Check-In Service:

Things you should expect with Magical Express:

The Disney's Magical Express complimentary shuttle service is provided by Mears Transportation. Upon arrival at the Orlando International Airport, guests should collect their luggage from baggage claim then proceed to the Disney Welcome Center which will be located on the Level One/B side of the airport and be scheduled for the next available shuttle.

When returning home, guests are notified the day prior to their departure of the pick-up time. The Motor Coach is scheduled to pick up guests [with domestic flights] approximately 3 hours prior to their flight departure; 4 hours prior to International flight departure. Guests are picked up directly from their Disney resort - this is not something that can be changed.

Transportation is provided round-the-clock and is available seven days a week. Guests using the Disney's Magical Express service should anticipate sharing transportation with vacationers staying at the other Disney resorts.

These services are provided through a partnership with the Orlando International Airport, Mears Transportation, BAGS Inc., ARINC Incorporated, the Transportation Security Administration, and the participating airlines.

Disney's Magical Express can be booked with any new package or room-only reservation. Disney will need to be provided with the originating/connecting city into the Orlando airport, the departure destination, the Airline carrier, and the flight numbers.

If the flight has not been booked when the Disney resort reservation is made, it can be added up to 10 days in advance.

Documentation will be provided twenty-one days prior to arrival. Guests will receive an Airport Transportation Booklet which will provide an overview of the service. If the Disney's Magical Express service is added within 10 days of arrival, alternate arrangements will be made.

This service is for domestic travel only and is not offered to guests staying at the Swan/Dolphin hotels, the seven hotels in the Hotel Plaza Boulevard vicinity and Shades of Green.


Orlando Airport Transportation to Disney World Hotel Resorts
  • Travel on your own schedule!
  • Get to your resort within 45 minutes of arrival!
  • No Waiting for others to be dropped off!!
  • Luggage assistance!!
  • Travel in a personal town car or van service!
  • Complimentary 30 minute Grocery Stop!
  • Airport Meet and Greet!
  • Complimentary Booster/Car Seat!
  • All professional uniformed drivers!

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