With two of the four Walt Disney World parks opening tomorrow (July 11, 2020), there have been announcements for just about everything that is changing at the parks, with the exception of the Magical Express.
Many have prognosticated that the Magical Express would no longer be offered for Walt Disney World guests arriving at Orlando International Airport. Due to the ongoing pandemic, enclosed air-conditioned spaces probably need to be avoided if possible for the time being. But without much time to spare, Walt Disney World has finally made an announcement.
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.
Magical Express Luggage Delivery
Beginning July 16, 2020, luggage delivery service will not be provided for those arriving to and departing from Orlando International Airport. Walt Disney World Resort 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 motorcoach so that it can be loaded for transport to their Disney Resort hotel. Please know that your luggage will travel with you to your Disney Resort hotel (so don’t forget to get it when you get off the bus).
Luggage assistance will be available at the front of Disney Resort hotels, including luggage storage and/or transport to the room. Upon your departure, you should ensure that your luggage is with you and loaded onto the motor coach 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.
While it is possible that Walt Disney World may reinstitute the previous luggage handling policy, we do not expect it to change back at any time in the near future.
In addition to the luggage change, Disney’s Magical Express will follow the same safety measures that have been instituted for the theme parks. Masks will be required in the waiting area and on the Magical Express buses.