Lots of changes and updates to procedures have been happening as Disney World starts its first reopening phase. One of the latest changes involves the Magical Express and luggage pickup.
For years, guests have been able to sign up for pickup with the Magical Express when they fly into Orlando International Airport. The transportation service is complimentary for those staying on property, which is a nice perk of staying at a Disney World hotel. Another perk with that service was the luggage pickup. Your luggage would be picked up at the carousel for you and brought directly to your room. So guests could go straight from their airplane to the Magical Express to their hotel room. However, the luggage pickup will soon no longer be available.
Beginning July 16, 2020 the complimentary luggage pickup service from the airport will no longer be offered to guests. The Magical Express complimentary transportation is still available, but guests will have to pick up checked bags before boarding the bus. Disney stated they will be contacting guests who are signed up for the Magical Express service to inform them of the change.
The luggage pickup is definitely a nice perk that comes along with booking a Walt Disney World Resort hotel stay, but I’m guessing this change is a result of the recent closure. At least we still have the Magical Express to transport us to the hotel and the airport.
Another change noted is that the resort airline check-in will not be offered at this time. Not sure if this one is a permanent decision or just a “for now” situation. I will update as more information is released.
Despite the complimentary luggage pickup ending, some other luggage services will remain. Disney will still store luggage and assist you to bring it to your hotel room. So if you get to the hotel before your room is ready, you can still leave it with them and go enjoy the parks.
Do you usually opt to use the Magical Express during your Disney World vacation?
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