Guest : Ryan Slusher

We talk about Disney’s Magical Express (part 2), Resort Airline Check-In, Splitsville, and DisneyQuest

Disney’s Magical Express Part 2

Disney’s Free transfer service.  Follow-up on items we forgot to talk about on Episode 2.

Setup your ME when you book, or you can call in to reserve later if you haven’t booked your flights yet.


If you arrive at Orlando International past 10pm, you will need to pick your luggage up at baggage claim.  It will not be automatically transferred to your resort.

Another tidbit if you do not receive your yellow baggage tags before your trip, keep your baggage claim tags from your airline and you can provide that information to the Magical Express staff upon arrival.  Your luggage could be transferred with that information to your resort.

For departure after your vacation, the night before you check out they will leave a letter for you on your room door.  You will need to give the letter to the bus driver, so keep it with you.  Magical Express pick-up is in designated areas at the front of each resort.    The letter will state the pick-up time.  It is typically 3 hours before your flight time.   The bus will not wait.  Arrive at least 10 minutes early.

Resort Airline Check-in

Check in for your flight at the resort.  You need to do this at least 3 hours before your flight.  Only open from 5am-1pm.  They will take your checked bags at this time and transport them to the airport.

Participating airlines and more details can be found here:


Luxury bowling alley with a restaurant at Downtown Disney West Side.

Ryan enjoyed the food.  He went specifically for the sushi rolls.  They also offer pizza, chicken, and salads.  Ryan enjoyed the Fantasy Roll for $18.  Great place for a group that has varying tastes.

Bowling prices:

Monday – Friday

Before 4pm: $15 per person

After 4pm: $20 per person

Saturday – Sunday $20 per person

Bowling is timed:  Starts at 3 people you will get an hour to bowl.  Adding people increases your bowling time.

There is a 20% discount on bowling and 10% discount on food  if you book a Disney vacation package. There are cast member, DVC, and AP discounts as well.


Indoor electronic interactive and classic games. 3D games.  Surprised to see Fruit Ninja and Guitar Hero.   5 floors.  2 locations for eating.

Prices run $45 per adult and $39 per child.  14 years or older to go without adult supervision.

2 vouchers per package for a Magic Your Way vacation package.

Disney Springs

Downtown Disney Expansion

We talked about being excited for the 2 new restaurants announced for 2015.   Chef Morimoto from the TV show Iron Chef  will open Morimoto Asia.  That is what Ryan and Kim are most looking forward to.  Also there is a restaurant called The Boathouse.  You can read more about each here on the Disney Parks blog:

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