For 15 years, millions of visitors have relied on Disney’s Magical Express bus service for free transportation between Orlando International Airport and the Walt Disney World Resort, but they’ll soon need to find a new ride because the popular service is going extinct.
Walt Disney World announced today that the free Disney’s Magical Express will cease service after December 31, 2021. Guests with new or existing Disney hotel reservations for arrivals through the end of 2021 can still use the service, but it will not be available for arriving visitors starting January 1, 2022.
Disney’s Magical Express was a major perk for many guests staying at onsite Walt Disney World resort hotels. Disney claims that the change is due to vacationers having “more options to choose from than ever for transportation, including ride-share services.” In addition, a new Brightline train was recently announced that will provide direct rail service between the airport and Disney Springs.
While Disney’s Magical Express is disappearing, other Walt Disney World complimentary transportation options will continue to be available, including buses, monorails, and Disney Skyliner. Disney is also introducing Early Theme Park Entry later this year (replacing the former Extra Magic Hours), which will allow hotel guests to enter any of the four theme parks 30 minutes before the general public.
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