One of our favorite treats, when we stay at a Disney World Resort, is the wonderful Disney’s Magical Express luggage service. Disney’s Magical Express has always offered a complimentary resort check-in service where once you stepped off the plane you didn’t see your luggage and it would magically make it’s way to your room an hour or two after you arrived.
As of July 16th, 2020, this service will no longer be available. However, there still will be complimentary transportation to and from the airport via the Magical Express. That said the resorts will also offer bell services where you can have your luggage brought to your room regardless.
From the Disney World Website: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/experience-updates/resorts/
“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 Disney’s Magical Express service will not be providing luggage delivery service for those arriving to and departing from the airport.
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. The resort airline check-in service will not be offered at this time.
Many airlines have modified their flight schedules, so please confirm your flight information. If you plan to use Disney’s Magical Express service, contact your room reservation booking agent, or call (407) 939-1936 to make any updates to your flight information on file.”
We know that this is unfortunate and that many people will be disappointed (I know we were). We have no source on how temporary or permanent this change will be to the Magical Express, but we can only hope that it is extremely temporary.
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