Complimentary airport transportation via Disney’s Magical Express service for Guests arriving and departing from Orlando International Airport is continuing to operate during this period, with some modifications.
Beginning July 16, 2020, luggage delivery service will not be provided for those arriving to and departing from Orlando International Airport. Guests who choose to use Disney’s Magical Express will be responsible for picking up any of their checked luggage from the airport’s baggage claim area and taking it to the motor coach, so that it can be loaded for transport to their Disney Resort hotel.
Please know that Guests’ luggage will travel with them to their Disney Resort hotel.
Luggage assistance will be available at the front of Disney Resort hotels, including luggage storage and/or transport to the room. Upon your departure, Guests should ensure their luggage is with them and loaded onto the motor coach so they can check it in with their airline once they reach the airport. The resort airline check-in service will not be offered at this time.
Before, guests could check their bags at the airport with Disney-provided bag tags. When they arrived in Orlando, their checked luggage would automatically be picked up and sent to their hotel room. This allowed guests to go straight to the Magic Express and skip the baggage carousel.
Now guests will be required to go to the baggage carousel, pick up their checked luggage and then head down to the Magical Express.
For some, this is the preferred method of getting their luggage already because Disney’s service usually delayed them having access to their checked bags for 2-3 hours after arriving at the hotel.
While it may take an extra 20 minutes to get your checked luggage, you’ll arrive at your hotel with it in hand just in case you need access to them.
Again, this new change only applies to arrivals July 16th. The biggest bummer of these new changes is that the resort hotels will not be offering check-in service.
Guests used to be able to check their bags at the hotel before departing to the airport and get checked-in for their flight. Now this service won’t be available for the time being.
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