Bus at Bus Stop location at resort
  • On Aug 20, 2022
    David from NE Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    With Disney's Magical Express no longer operating. What are the best options for getting from MCO to our resort at Copper Creek?

    Howdy David,

    It is great to see you back at planDisney. I am almost as excited for your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort vacation as you are! Have you been able to select which MagicBand+ you want yet? There are so many great new designs to pick from, it is hard to select a favorite. I cannot wait to test out the interactive lights and vibrations, or maybe hunt down some Bounty as an intergalactic Bounty Hunter

    So lets get to the important task of getting you from the Orlando International Airport to your Disney World Resorts Collection hotel, Copper Creek Villas and Cabins at Disney's Wilderness Lodge. You are correct that Disney's Magical Express is no longer operating, however, I have great news. There is a shuttle service equally as magical waiting to whisk you from the airport to your family adventure. Mears Connect is now available and reservations can be made at mearsconnect.com. They offer two options (a) Standard - where your shuttle may make stops at nearby Disney World resorts which could make the travel time slightly longer or (b) Express - which offers limited wait times and direct service to your resort. Prices do vary and are based on the dates, number of people in your party and the location of your resort. The service is just as friendly and dependable as the Magical Express. 

    If you are looking for a faster travel option, or maybe you need to arrange a stop for some munchies for the room, you could use a taxicab, Lyft or Uber service. There are also numerous
    third party companies that offer private transportation options from the airport to your resort and some include at least one additional stop if you would like. Our family has used Sunshineflyer.com a number of times and been very happy with their prices and service. Which ever choice you go with, I would make reservations early as we found openings fill quickly, especially if you are traveling at a peak time.

    I hope this gets you on the right path quickly. If I can help with any additional planning questions, please stop back and see me

    With pixie dust,
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