WDW Transportation
  • On Jun 12, 2021
    Alicia from NY Asked

    Can I arrange transportation to and from the airport to my Disney resort, since The MagicalExpress will no longer be available beginning January 2022? My son will be 2 years old at the time of our visit and I need transportation that contains a car seat.

    Hi there Alicia, and welcome to planDisney!

    For years my family and I have enjoyed the convenience and fun of Disney's Magical Express® service. We have two little Mouseketeers of our own, and being able to leave their car seats behind on vacation really adds to our relaxation. It's one less (and heavy!) thing to worry about. 

    Beginning in 2022, Mears Transportation Group will offer Mears Connect, a service that will transfer Guests between Orlando International Airport and the Walt Disney World Resort. While we are still awaiting details about this, I'm hoping it provides the same safe and reliable services families are accustomed to with Disney's Magical Express®. Stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog and official Disney social media outlets for news and more information about booking Mears Connect. 

    If you want to consider other options for getting to Walt Disney World from Orlando International Airport, some rideshare services like Uber do offer rides with car seats. When requesting your ride, choose "UberX Carseat" and your little one can ride safely to your destination. My family has used UberX Carseat in Walt Disney World to travel between resorts, and our driver provided us with an age-appropriate car seat that we checked and installed on our own. 

    Finally, if having a car during your vacation appeals to you, there are several rental car companies based out of Orlando International Airport, most of which offer car seats as an add-on to your rental. If you plan on visiting the beach or other area attractions during your stay, or if stopping at a grocery store en route to your hotel is part of your plan, having a rental car is convenient. 

    I hope this is helpful, Alicia! My family was pretty disappointed to hear about the end of Disney's Magical Express®, but we are anxiously awaiting more information about the new Mears Connect service, and we are hopeful it will meet our needs. Best wishes for a wonderful winter getaway, and we can't wait to see ya real soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Betsy, Maryland

Greetings! I'm Betsy, a middle school teacher, wife, and mom of two. My family and I love to travel the world, but our best memories are those made when we're visiting Walt Disney World. No matter how many times we visit, there is always something new to see, ride, or eat at the Disney Parks. Learn More About Betsy

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