Fireworks at Magic Kingdom
  • On Jan 5, 2022
    Patti from VA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello Disney loving friends! Now that Disney’s Magical Express has sadly ended servicing Disney guests arriving in Orlando, what is your preferred transportation from the airport to the Walt Disney World Resorts? I would prefer not to rent a car. Thanks!

    Welcome to planDisney Patti!

    Although Disney's Magical Express is now a memory, be ready for all kinds of magic, classic and new, waiting for you when you arrive at Walt Disney World. My favorite "new" is Disney Enchantment at the Magic Kingdom. This fireworks, projections, and music spectacular is the icing on the cake after a day of fun. My favorite "classic" is still zipping around on Disney monorails and hearing that awesome message "Please stand clear of the doors!" 

    But first we need to get you from the airport to your resort! For the transportation most like Magical Express, you can book Mears. Their pick-up location is where you are accustomed to going on BSide, level 1. You can book online directly with Mears on their website, just have your flight and resort information handy when booking. With this service, you know exact pricing. 

    There are also car services such as Lyft or Uber. I have used Uber several times from the airport and have found it to be quick and easy. Just have the app on your phone so you can get a car quickly.  Another option is to go old school taxi! Taxis can be found at ground level transportation. Prices will vary with traffic and surge.  Numerous other shuttle and limo options are available if you search online.

    My preferred option is Uber. A car is usually available within a few minutes, I do not have to share with anyone, and I head straight to my resort without any other stops. The cost is within the ballpark of booking Mears, but this can vary based on your day and time of arrival. 

    Wishing my fellow "Disney loving friend" the most magical vacation ever!
thumbnail image for Cathy

Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
Learn More About Cathy

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.