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Pretty Cool: Disney's new Magical Express service

Discussion in 'Disney Rumors and News' started by WDWHound, Dec 30, 2004.

  1. WDWHound

    WDWHound DIS Veteran

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    The following is from Screamscape

    Disney will launch their new Disney’s Magical Express service. The service will be available to guests flying on six airlines (Delta, American, Continental, Song, United, and Ted) and will allow the guest to print their boarding passes and check their bags while still at WDW, hours before they have to be at the airport. The service will free them up to spend their final day at Disney and not worry about getting themselves to the airport or standing in the long check-in lines at the terminal. The service will work both ways as well as guests can specially check their bags at their home airports and skip the waiting at the luggage carousel in Orlando, because the bags will be delivered right to their rooms. Then there is a new free shuttle program to and from the airport that Disney is contracting out with Mears. Best of all, Disney is not planning on charging a dime for the service for at least the first 18 months.

    Heres the link:
    http://www.screamscape.com/html/walt_disney_world.html
     
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  3. goofyandmore

    goofyandmore Mouseketeer

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    Sounds great, but like everything else, it appears that I would just miss it. If we go this year, it will be the last week in April and I understand that this doesn't begin until 5/5, right?
     
  4. Micca

    Micca Where there's a will, there's an heir

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    Free shuttle service from MCO???? :earseek: That is huge :earseek:
     
  5. DrBond007

    DrBond007 Mouseketeer

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    Thanks for the info.


    "May God Bless this wonderful day for democracy."
     
  6. Hippychickali

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    This idea is phenomenal. I'm looking forward to taking advantage of it when I go in July. Not only does it improve customer satisfcation but it's going to make Disney a pile of money.

    Ali
     
  7. disney13

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    Disney's Magical Express is open to anyone staying at Disney hotels in WDW. All you have to do is speak to CRO when booking to let them know times/dates etc. It's even open to DVC members!! (I Know since I've already booked it!!)

    Andy
     
  8. raidermatt

    raidermatt Beware of the dark side. Anger...fear...aggressio

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    This I like.
     
  9. Lil_Tink

    Lil_Tink <font color=blue>Working my way up to the top..<br

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    free is good :earboy2:
     
  10. lajones81

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    Hi!
    It sounds wonderful, but, unfortunately, I will miss it! Everyone have a fabulous vacation, though!

    Lisa
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  11. ajtux

    ajtux Earning My Ears

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    But, does it also go with the Vacation Club or just the cash resorts?
     
  12. Hippychickali

    Hippychickali DIS Veteran

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    You might want to ask on the DVC boards.

    Ali
     
  13. stm61

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    has anyone heard if this service will be expanded to other on-site resorts, specifically Shades of Green, in the future? I know when they tested the extra hrs at night Shades and I think Swan and Dolphin were not included in the test, but are included now.
     
  14. Hippychickali

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    I think it is offered to Shades of Green but don't quote me on that.

    Ali
     
  15. Cheshire Figment

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    Last night I was at a NFFC Chapter Meeting and the guest speaker was the manager for programs for multi-visit guests. She was asked and said that it will work for room-only reservations but the people must be at a Disney owned and operated Resort. It looks like it will not apply to SoG.
     
  16. mitros

    mitros <font color=red>I'm not nuts, I just appear to be<

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    Does anyone see this costing Disney a pretty penny, and they will then have to make it up some where else? Or, will this only be a temporary thing during the current 50th anniversary celebration, and then, after the celebration is over, so is the program.... and perhaps the same with the DDE being open to AP holders? :confused3
     
  17. Hippychickali

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    I don't know anything about AP holders but this is supposed to be temporary for the celebrations.

    Ali
     
  18. DancingBear

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    It kicks off May 5, the same as the 50th celebrations, but I don't see anything in the announcements saying this is intended to be temporary.
     
  19. Horace Horsecollar

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    Disney has promised that Magical Express will be complimentary through the end of the Happiest Celebration (through 2006).

    If Disney achieves their probable business objectives -- higher average room rates, greater occupancy percentage, additional shopping and dining spending by "captive" guests, less spending off-site, DVC members eating in restaurants rather than going to the grocery store, increased guest satisfaction -- the service is likely to remain complimentary.
     
  20. marypops!

    marypops! <font color=orange>Sponsered by Powergen!<br><font

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    sounds good but im flying with virgin not any of the others
    :(
    oh well maybe next time
    also i hope we go soon after as free is totally in my budget
    :p
     
  21. jazstar87

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    i saw this before i think its a great idea expecially my class is planning to go to disney for our class trip in 2006 and hopefully disney will let our big group on this offer and will save every on about 25$ or more on transportation and hopefully it will still be FREE the time we go.
     

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