Disney’s Magical Express service is being discontinued in 2022.
The shuttle currently provides free transportation for Disney resort guests between the Orlando International Airport and Disney property. We’ve taken a look at the best alternative options for you, and Mears released a statement indicating that they would continue to provide transportation services even after the Magical Express is gone. Now, we have a better idea of what that could look like.
Mears has officially introduced Mears Connect! This service will debut in January 2022 (when Disney’s Magical Express services conclude), connecting the Orlando International Airport to the Disney resort area.
According to Mears, Mears Connect will be “the same reliable, safe, express service” we’ve come to expect from the Magical Express. You’ll be able to make your reservation starting in May 2021! Mears has not yet released information on pricing, but we’ll keep an eye out.
If you’re not interested in this new service, you will be able to travel from the Orlando International Airport to Disney property on the Brightline train — although it could be delayed until 2026. Your other transportation options include a rideshare service, a taxi, or renting a car.
Mears operates the Magical Express, so we’re anticipating that Mears Connect will function pretty similarly to the current service. We’ll keep you posted with any further updates! We’ll also keep an eye out for any news on what airport transportation for the Disney Cruise Line will look like in 2022. Stay tuned to DFB!
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