Finding Disney’s Magical Express® at Orlando International Airport (MCO) can be challenging.  In four years, my family has visited the Walt Disney World® Resort six times, and it never fails us to have trouble finding the terminal where Disney’s Magical Express® is located! Maybe I’m just directionally-challenged, but I think it is worth going over finding Disney’s Magical Express® so you can start your vacation off on the right note.

 


 

DISNEY’S MAGICAL EXPRESS® – WHAT IT IS

Disney’s Magical Express® is the free service Disney provides its on-site guests to get from the airport to their Walt Disney World® Resort. Guests simply provide Disney or their Key to the World Travel® agent with their flight information ahead of time to make their Disney’s Magical Express® reservation.  If arriving between 5:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m., Disney will also retrieve your luggage (as long as you attach the provided yellow tags in advance or provide your baggage claim numbers upon arrival) and deliver them to your resort room within 3 hours of your flight’s arrival. Disney also provides the bus for your trip back to the airport about 3 hours before your flight’s scheduled departure.

 

 

FINDING DISNEY’S MAGICAL EXPRESS®

There are two terminals at Orlando International Airport, labeled A and B. At present, Frontier, JetBlue, and Southwest are some of the major airlines that use Terminal A; American, Delta, Spirit, and United are some of the carriers that use Terminal B. Disney’s Magical Express® is located on Level 1 of the B side. Follow the instructions for your situation below and you’ll be on your way!

 

 

From Terminal A, Collecting Your Own Luggage
  • Once you deplane, follow the signage to the train that takes you to the main terminal/baggage claim.
  • Take the train (your first “monorail” ride!) to the terminal.
  • Depart the shuttle/monorail on the A side, Level 3.
  • Follow the signs to Baggage Claim on Level 2 and collect your bags.
  • Take the elevator or stairs to back to Level 3.
  • Cross the large, open concourse to the B side.
  • Take the elevator or stairs to Level 1.
  • Follow the signs to the far end of the terminal to Disney’s Magical Express®.
From Terminal A, Disney Delivering Your Luggage

You must be arriving between 5:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. on a domestic flight and have your yellow tags attached to your bags or provide the baggage claim numbers at the Magical Express® check-in desk for Disney to deliver your luggage to your resort.

  • Once you deplane, follow the signage to the train that takes you to the main terminal/baggage claim.
  • Take the train (your first “monorail” ride!) to the terminal.
  • Depart the shuttle/monorail on the A side, Level 3.
  • Cross the large, open concourse to the B side.
  • Take the elevator or stairs to Level 1.
  • Follow the signs to the far end of the terminal to Disney’s Magical Express®.
From Terminal B, Collecting Your Own Luggage
  • Once you deplane, follow the signage to the train that takes you to the main terminal/baggage claim.
  • Take the train (your first “monorail” ride!) to the terminal.
  • Depart the shuttle/monorail on the B side, Level 3.
  • Follow the signs to Baggage Claim on Level 2 and collect it your bags.
  • Take the elevator or stairs to Level 1.
  • Follow the signs to the far end of the terminal to Disney’s Magical Express®.
From Terminal B, Disney Delivering Your Luggage

You must be arriving between 5:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. on a domestic flight and have your yellow tags attached to your bags or provide the baggage claim numbers at the Magical Express® check-in desk for Disney to deliver your luggage to your resort.

  • Once you deplane, follow the signage to the train that takes you to the main terminal/baggage claim.
  • Take the train (your first “monorail” ride!) to the terminal.
  • Depart the shuttle/monorail on the B side, Level 3.
  • Take the elevator or stairs to Level 1.
  • Follow the signs to the far end of the terminal to Disney’s Magical Express®.

 

WHAT TO DO ONCE YOU’VE FOUND THE DISNEY’S MAGICAL EXPRESS® LOCATION

 

 

Once you have arrived at Disney’s Magical Express® terminal, have one member of your party scan their MagicBand with the Cast Member. (The Cast Members will let all your kids scan their bands if they wish – for first-timers, this is the first time you get to use them and it really gets your trip started on the right note!). If you don’t have your bands at the ready, be sure to have your reservation letter from Magical Express®. If you don’t have anything, visit the Magical Express® counter and an agent can help you. Once you are checked in, you will follow the proper queue to your bus and you should be on your way soon.

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Brad Maki

Brad Maki

Travel Planner

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