Magic Express and departure?

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Registered: 07-19-2003
Magic Express and departure?
Fri, 05-04-2007 - 12:12pm

We are staying at the French Quarter and using Magic Express to and from the Orlando airport. Our flight leaves to go home at 1:15 pm on a Thursday. We have ADRs at Ohana in the Polynesian for breakfast at 8:30 am that morning.

Question is, can we get on the ME bus from the Poly or do we have to go back to the French Quarter and leave from there? Can our luggage go on a bus fromt he POFQ or does it have to be with us when we leave?

I think we would have enough time to get back but if we don't have to we would rather just check out the Poly after breakfast and leave from there.


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Registered: 06-07-2004
Fri, 05-04-2007 - 10:54pm
I am pretty sure that your luggage may not board the bus without you.
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Fri, 05-04-2007 - 11:19pm

We used ME from POFQ and it was great.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 05-08-2007 - 10:10am

you and your luggage have to board the ME bus at your resort together. The driver will check your ME voucher and your bags before allowing you on the bus.

If you are using a 'participating' airline you may check in for your flight AT your resort and they will take your luggage from there, then only you get on the ME bus. If you are not flying a 'participating' airline then when you check out of your resort you can have bell services hold your luggage until you come back for ME. Typically bell services is in the same location that the ME buses pick up at. (I know this is fact at POFQ)

If your flight leaves at 115 then you will need to be back at POFQ at 10am. It takes about 20 min from MK to POFQ and about 15 min from Poly to MK bus stops via monorail & walking so you'll need to be done with breakfast by 915 to give yourselves time to walk pay & walk to the monorail. With an 830 reservation I think you're pushing it. I would try for an earlier breakfast time at Ohana, or do breakfast at Boatrights at POR or the POFQ food court.

Remember also that you'll need to be at the bus stop around 715ish for breakfast buses and you'll have to check out before then because you won't have time to get back to the room, get your stuff and check out before catching the ME bus. Even if you do express check out (I love this!) you won't have enough time to get to the room before getting to the ME bus.

FW Cabins- Dec 2006, POFQ- August 2006, FW Cabins- Dec 2005, Contemporary-Sept 2004, offsite July 2002, FW

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Registered: 07-27-2001
Sun, 05-13-2007 - 9:12pm
I am pretty sure you have to go back to your hotel and leave from there.