One very useful service that Walt Disney World provides to it’s guests is the use of the Resort Airline Check In Service. This is a complimentary service for guests of Disney resorts and it allows you to save a great deal of time at the airport by printing your boarding pass, checking in for your flight, and checking your bags before you even leave your resort. All Disney owned and operated resorts will have a Resort Airline Check In desk somewhere near the front of the resort and it is usually close to the Magical Express Pick Up area. Be sure and know where the desk is located in advance so you are still able to make it onto your Magical Express shuttle on time.
When they go to the Resort Airline Check In Desk guests will need to make sure and have a valid government-issued photo I.D. if traveling domestically, or a valid passport if traveling internationally. If using this services guests must check in at the desk no later than three hours prior to your flight (not taking into account flight delays). All guests in a traveling party must be present in order for the group to be checked in. The check in area is open seven days a week from 5:00 AM until 12:00 PM (noon). You can check in early in the day even if your flight leaves later that evening. If you magical express bus departs prior to 5:00 AM you will need to check in at the airport.
We also would like to note that sometimes certain guests may be flagged for airport check in or the system will not allow Disney to check you in for various reasons. Since this service began we have only been able to use it once and have had to check in at the airport ourselves the other two times because of the ticket type or because there was a problem with the computer system. Finally, for guests to use this service their flight must be departing from Orlando International Airport and they must be flying on one of the following airlines:
- Alaska Airlines
- American Airlines
- Delta Airlines
- JetBlue Airlines
- Southwest Airlines
- United Airlines
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