• On Dec 7, 2018
    Erica from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    What is the most effective and cheapest way to get from the airport to the parks? Note: we are not staying at any Disney Resort but we want to get to the parks straight from the airport... Thanks

    Hi Erica,

    Thanks for visiting Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Your Christmastime Walt Disney World vacation is almost here, and I'm sure you're getting excited for all the magic that awaits you! There are so many special holiday additions to enjoy to help you celebrate the season. We celebrated Christmas at Walt Disney World a few years back, and it remains one of my most favorite Disney trips.

    We always take the complimentary Disney's Magical Express from Orlando International Airport to our Walt Disney World Resort hotel, as it's so convenient and comfortable. I know you mention that it won't be an option for you, though, as you won't be staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel.

    On our last trip, we stayed at a Disney Springs Resort area hotel and did not take Disney's Magical Express. Personally, I found that using a ride share service such as Lyft was the best choice. Our ride time from pick-up to drop-off was about 25 minutes, and the cost was about $28. Keep in mind that the cost and times will vary a bit, and you can use the mobile app to get an estimate. As it turned out, we used the Lyft service quite a bit on our last trip, and it worked out fine for us. The cars always arrived within a few minutes of when we requested a car through the mobile app.

    It's worth nothing that if you're heading to Magic Kingdom Park, you might consider setting your ride-share destination to Disney's Contemporary Resort where you can make the easy walk over to Magic Kingdom Park. The ride share drop-off area for Magic Kingdom Park is typically the Transportation and Ticket Center, and from there you would take the ferryboat or Monorail to Magic Kingdom Park.

    Erica, here's wishing you a wonderful stay at Walt Disney World.

    Enjoy your Disney!


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Meet the Panelist: Jerry, Pennsylvania

The playful and creative optimism of all things Disney has enthralled me since I was a kid. I loved watching "The Wonderful World of Disney" on Sunday nights, seeing all the live-action and animated classics in theaters, and — of course — visiting "The Most Magical Place on Earth" for the first time 45 years ago. These days, the big kid in me still loves to play Disney. As a long-time Disney destinations vacationer, I'm looking forward to helping you play Disney starting here at planDisney! Learn More About Jerry

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