Now that we’re about a month into 2022, it’s finally starting to sink in that Disney’s Magical Express service is really gone. In its place, there are several transportation options that will take guests to and from the airport (for a price!). But as more time passes, we’ve started seeing more new transportation options appear around Orlando, including a new bus shuttle service that will compete with Mears Connect called The Sunshine Flyer!
Think of The Sunshine Flyer like the old Magical Express buses, but with a little bit of a 🚂railroad🚂 flair! After a few weeks of anticipation, The Sunshine Flyer is up and running.
The Sunshine Flyer offers a special themed bus experience, taking guests from the Orlando International Airport to their Disney World hotels (and back, of course).
These busses are filled with vintage train details and are designed to look like old-fashioned passenger train cars. Even the drivers are dressed to the part!
Just like the other charter buses, these offer USB chargers and a small bathroom. The pricing is pretty similar to Mears Connect; tickets are $17 per adult and $12.50 per child for a one-way trip, and round trip tickets are $34 for adults and $25 per child. Kids under 2 ride free.
Today is the first day of operation for Sunshine Flyer. If you’re traveling with The Sunshine Flyer, you can find their buses in the Main Terminal Building at the Orlando International Airport on Terminal B. (You’ll need to head down to level one to find them.) We spotted one of these whimsical buses transporting guests around Disney World. If you see a bus that looks like a train, just know that it’s the Sunshine Flyer!
Spotted 👀 The Sunshine Flyer ☀️🚞officially started transporting guests today pic.twitter.com/vJQYdJQoex
— Disney Food Blog (@DisneyFoodBlog) February 1, 2022
It’s always nice to have options, so we’re happy to see another transportation company come in with new buses!
Will you use this new transportation service? Let us know in the comments!