Updated: Feb 2, 2021
Disney’s Magical Express, the free bus service that takes guests between the airport and hotel, will be coming to an end. The service will end January 1, 2022.
Here is what Disney is saying about the change:
"For nearly 50 years, Walt Disney World Resort has continued to evolve the guest experience to best suit the changing times. As we plan for the future, we are looking at how needs and preferences are changing across the travel industry, particularly in the way people want to get places faster, at their convenience.
Vacationers have more options to choose from than ever for transportation, including ride-share services that save time and offer more flexibility to go where they want, when they want. In light of this shift, when Disney Resort hotel bookings open for stays in 2022, we will no longer offer Disney’s Magical Express service for airport transportation, starting with arrivals Jan. 1, 2022. We will continue to operate the service for new and existing reservations made at Disney Resort hotels for arrivals throughout 2021. Additionally, complimentary transportation options – such as buses, monorails and Disney Skyliner – will continue to be available within Walt Disney World Resort for Disney Resort hotel guests, including to and from all four theme parks."
While losing Magical Express is no doubt a huge loss, especially for families with children who will need car seats, that 30-minute early entry is more of a perk than it sounds. Once that begins EVERY park will open early for resort guests only EVERY day. This means if you stay off property, there isn't a park you can rope drop without lines already formed. You can read more about Resort Guest Early Entry here.
There is also talk on the horizon that the new rail line being built in Florida will service Disney from the MCO airport. So as always, keep checking back with us here at Making Magic Travel as we continue to bring you the latest news and photos from around the Disney Parks.
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