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Airport Transportation and Check In – Frequently Asked Questions

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What are the nearest airports to the Walt Disney World Resort?

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Your best option is to fly into Orlando International Airport (MCO). From there, Disney Resort hotel Guests can take Disney’s Magical Express service, a complimentary roundtrip service that whisks you between Orlando International Airport and your Disney Resort hotel via a deluxe motorcoach. Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) is another option, but Disney’s Magical Express service is not available at this location.

Disney’s Magical Express service will no longer be offered starting with arrivals January 1, 2022. The service will continue to operate for new and existing reservations made at Disney Resort hotels for arrivals throughout 2021.

Disney’s Magical Express service no longer provides luggage delivery for those arriving to and departing from the airport. Resort Airline Check-In Service is also no longer available.

Make a Disney’s Magical Express Service Reservation
To make a reservation, select Disney’s Magical Express service when you make your online vacation reservation and include your flight information, or contact the booking agent for your Disney Resort hotel reservation.

How to Handle Your Luggage on Your Trip
Guests who choose to use Disney’s Magical Express service will be responsible for picking up any of their checked luggage from the airport’s baggage claim area, so that it can be loaded onto the motorcoach to their Disney Resort hotel. Please know that your luggage will travel with you to your Disney Resort hotel.

Luggage assistance will be available at the front of your Disney Resort hotel, including luggage storage and/or transport to the room.

Upon your departure, please ensure your luggage is with you and is loaded onto the motorcoach so you can check it in with your airline once you reach the airport.

Locate Disney’s Magical Express Service
Disney’s Magical Express service is located at the Main Terminal Building in Terminal B, Level 1 in the Ground Transportation area.

Domestic Arrivals
Take the train from your arrival gate to the Main Terminal, disembarking on Level 3. You will need to claim your luggage on Level 2 before proceeding to Disney’s Magical Express service, located in the Ground Transportation Area in Terminal B, Level 1.

Guests claiming their luggage in Terminal A of the airport must return to Level 3 to cross to Terminal B before continuing to Level 1. Upon arrival at Disney's Magical Express welcome center, please let us know if you will need assistance boarding the motorcoach.

International Arrivals
Upon exiting your aircraft, enter the U.S. Immigration checkpoint. After retrieving your luggage, proceed to the Customs checkpoint. When exiting the Customs area, keep your checked bags with you to travel on the motorcoach.

Take the train to the Main Terminal Building where you will arrive on Level 3. Disney's Magical Express service is located in Terminal B, Level 1. Guests arriving in Terminal A of the airport are advised to cross to Terminal B before proceeding down to Level 1. Upon arrival at Disney’s Magical Express welcome center, please let us know if you will need assistance boarding the motorcoach.

Learn more about Disney’s Magical Express.

  • For assistance with your Walt Disney World vacation, including resort/package bookings and tickets, please call (407) 939-5277.
    For Walt Disney World dining, please book your reservation online.
  • 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM Eastern Time. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.
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