Disney’s Magical Express is being discontinued on January 1st, 2022.
The free airport transportation service will be no longer, but don’t worry! There’s still a similar way to get from Orlando International Airport to Disney World. Mears, the company that runs Magical Express, will still be offering a transportation service. But, it won’t be free.
Mears will have two different levels of transportation you can book. The first is Standard, which is shared, uses large vehicles (buses), and has monitored wait times. The second is Premium, which has a limited wait time and direct service.
UPDATE: Premium is now being referred to as “Express” service.
Here’s a look at introductory prices for the standard service…
…and the Express service.
After selecting which service you want, you move on to enter your resort and flight information. With standard service, you can choose between a round trip, a trip from the airport, or a trip to the airport. With premium (now “express”) service, only round trips are available.
We found a flight on January 1st, 2022 to show you as a standard service round trip example and picked Disney’s Riviera Resort as our drop-off and pick-up location.
As you can see, right now with the introductory pricing, the whole trip would cost $32 for one adult. It’s another $32 for each additional adult or $27 for a child (ages 3-9). A one way standard service trip right now is $16 for one adult, $13.50 for one child.
So, let’s say you have a family of 4 — 2 adults and 2 kids. A round trip using Mears Connect standard service would cost you $118, while a one way standard service trip would cost you $59.
A premium service round trip is $200 for up to 4 people. Each additional person is another $55. Remember, one way trips are not being offered with premium service at this time.
UPDATE: The price for Express Service (previously called premium service) has now increased from $200 to $250 for up to 4 people. Each additional person is still $55.
Now, remember that these are introductory rates, which Mears is advertising as being a way to save money if you book now, so these probably won’t stay the same price moving forward. We’ll keep an eye out for more info, so stay tuned to DFB for updates!
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