But you also have to think about how you will actually GET to Disney World, especially if you are flying. After Disney’s Magical Express ended service in January 2022, we saw 2 major companies take over that role, transporting guests to and from the Orlando International Airport and their Disney World hotels (for a fee). Those main services were Mears Connect and The Sunshine Flyer. But there’s since been a change.
DON’T FORGET: There’s a BIG change coming soon to the transportation services between the Orlando International Airport and Disney World.
If you’re planning to fly to Disney World for your next vacation, this change could very well impact your trip. Make sure you’re prepared before you take off! [Read more…]
There’s a major airport-to-hotel transportation update you need to know about.
No, Disney’s Magical Express is NOT coming back. Since the Magical Express ended, we’ve seen 2 major companies essentially “fill the void” of that service, transporting guests to and from the Orlando International Airport and their Disney World hotels (for a fee). Those main services are Mears Connect and The Sunshine Flyer. And these were competing comapnies…until now.
For many years, Disney World Resort guests had the opportunity to use Disney World Magical Express to travel to and from the airport. But in 2021, after the 2020 closure and reopening, Disney announced that this opportunity would be coming to an end.
As of January 1, 2022, Disney World discontinued the Magical Express airport transportation service. Here is what we know.
Have you decided to take a trip to Walt Disney World? Congratulations! The excitement starts the minute that you start planning your vacation.
But where do you begin? Whether this is a first trip to Disney World or a repeat visit, it takes patience to research flights, transportation, hotels, dining, tickets, and more. We know that you have more questions than answers right now. You’re probably asking yourself all of these questions: Should I fly or drive to Orlando? Which Disney resort fits my touring plans? How does Disney transportation work? Where should we have a character meal? Which admission tickets do we need?
If you are flying to Disney World, chances are you will land at Orlando International Airport. While it’s a popular choice because of how many other cities it connects to, it isn’t quite within walking distance of Disney World (in fact, it’s a decent drive to get to the parks).
With the loss of the free Magical Express and the average price for an Uber to Disney World ranging from $40 to $80 or more, many guests opt for cheaper alternatives. One such option is the Sunshine Flyer and right now they’re making it even more affordable to get to Disney World!
Remember the good old days of the Magical Express? After Disney did away with their free airport shuttle service, other options took its place, including the Sunshine Flyer.
These buses are themed around “old-fashioned passenger cars and train engines” and help get you in the headspace for a special trip as soon as you leave the airport!
If you’re using the Sunshine Flyer transportation service soon, you need to know this update!
Walt Disney World has a lot of moving parts in 2023. With the new nighttime shows in Magic Kingdom and EPCOT, the 100th Anniversary of the Walt Disney Company, and the opening of TRON: Lightcycle Run, Disney is expected to be pretty busy this year. If you’re one of the people traveling in for all of the festivities, you probably need to know this new update from Sunshine Flyer!
If you’ll be flying to Disney World soon, there’s a transportation deal you may want to take advantage of ASAP.
The Magical Express is gone, so you’ll need to find alternative transportation to take you to/from the Orlando Airport and Disney World. One thing you could use is The Sunshine Flyer (essentially a Magical Express replacement service that you have to pay for). You could previously save BIG on future Sunshine Flyer trips thanks to some Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. But if you missed those, don’t worry!
There are LOTS of ways to in around Disney World.
There are the Disney buses, the Skyliner, and the ferries, not to mention that you can take a rideshare service or your own car/a rental car around as well. But what about getting to and from the airport? Disney’s got two direct services, The Sunshine Flyer and Mears Connect, and one of them has a pretty sweet Black Friday deal!