Changes to Disney’s Magical Express

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Starting January 2015, Disney’s Magical Express will make some changes to its pre-arrival documents for Guests arriving at the Walt Disney World Resort starting on Feb. 15, 2015 and beyond.

The current airport transportation booklet will be replaced with a Disney’s Magical Express confirmation letter. This new document will provide the same helpful information in a refreshed layout. The one-page letter features new icons, as well as an arrival map to simplify the Guest travel experience.

Upon arrival at Orlando International Airport, Disney’s Magical Express reservations can be retrieved with the touch of a MagicBand, or by scanning the single reservation barcode printed on the confirmation letter.

Please note there are no changes to the Disney’s Magical Express luggage tags, which will continue to be included in the pre-arrival mailing. In addition, there are no changes to the resort departure process. Guests with reservations for Disney’s Magical Express from a Walt Disney World Resort hotel to the airport will continue to receive a transportation notice delivered to their room prior to the day of their departure.

As a reminder, the Walt Disney Travel Company produces final documents with Disney’s Magical Express included for some of their Guests in lieu of a confirmation letter. This booklet may also be used to board Disney’s Magical Express at the airport.

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2 thoughts on “Changes to Disney’s Magical Express

  1. We are anal about not missing our ride to the airport (not that I am in a hurry to leave WDS but I don’t want the hassle) and are always early. A few of the times we were asked if we would like to board an earlier bus since we were ready. It all depends on whether or not they have room on the bus.

  2. We used to enjoy using the return trip voucher from the booklet to get an earlier Magical Express bus to the airport than the one stated on the letter, to give us a little extra time at the airport. I guess that won’t be possible anymore, as the letter states a definite time for one’s return bus, and I’m not sure how kindly they’ll take to a request to board one half an hour earlier.

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