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Episode 590 - Disney's Magical Express

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Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Mike Newell, The Fabulous Annette Owens & Beci Mahnken,

Previous Episodes about traveling to WDW can be found here.


    Disney's Magical Express

    Today, we discuss using this service between Orlando International Airport and Disney's Resorts.

    Previous Episodes about traveling to WDW can be found here.

    Running Time: 23:19
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Southwest question
Authored by: wdwtodayfanclub on Monday, July 13 2009 @ 02:07 PM CDT
So I am flying Southwest, will Pop Century print boarding passes/check-in for me 24 hours in advance so I can get an A ticket on the way home? I heard you mention they are testing Southwest check in at Pop but only 12 hours in advance which by then u would be one of the last groups to board. Any suggestions?


We are not Disney nerds, we are enthusiasts
Episode 590 - Disney's Magical Express
Authored by: ccudmore on Tuesday, July 14 2009 @ 04:18 PM CDT
There's a few details that were missed in this episode that I think should have been covered:
1) Resort luggage check-in is only available if your final destination is inside the U.S. Even if you're connecting through a U.S. city to another country you have to take your luggage with you and check it in yourself at the airline desk. If you're not sure about whether you can use resort luggage check-in, ask them at the Magical Express check-in desk upon arrival and they can let you know what you can or can't do.
2) For resort luggage check-in, if your airline charges for checked bags, you have to call a central number ahead of time and give them a credit card number to pay for the bags. They'll give you a receipt number which you have to give them when you check your bags.
3) If you're concerned about your bags arriving at your resort you can check with Bell Services. Each bag is tracked within the Disney system once they pick it up and they can tell you exactly where it is and give you an ETA on its arrival.

There are all things I learned the hard way that others should be aware of.
Disney's Magical Express...Free?
Authored by: TiggerRay on Saturday, July 18 2009 @ 06:10 PM CDT
The cost of Magical Express is passed on to all guests staying on property...and possibly every guest with a ticket. DME is free to the extent that you don't directly pay for the service...but every guest using it is paying for it somewhere, so it's really not free.
Fairly Well Balanced
Authored by: TiggerRay on Saturday, July 18 2009 @ 06:14 PM CDT
It was finally good to hear a fairly balanced evaluation of DME. Most other podcasts when talking about DME only talk about how great it is and never talk about the aspects of DME that may not work for everyone.

Personally...I would never use it if if I flew to WDW. The fact that I'd have to wait 2-3 hours or possibly even 4 hours for our luggage...I find ridiculous, but that's me. To me it's neither magical nor express.