Contemporary Resort Pool
  • On Mar 17, 2022
    Judith from CT Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Looking for information on bus transportation from MCO to Contemporary


    Thanks for asking your question to planDisney!

    Even though Disney's Magical Express service expired at the end of 2021, there are still a lot of choices for getting from the airport to your home in the magic at Disney's Contemporary Resort.

    Options for you include shuttles, ride share services, cabs, rental cars, and even car services. There are choices to meet every need and budget.

    Shuttle Services: You said you were looking for bus transportation, and several Magical Express-like services have appeared in recent months. For many Disney veterans, the Mears Connect service most closely matches the old Magical Express service, though of course it is not free. I recently used this service, and it was very similar to Magical Express. It is likely the most affordable of all the options listed here. My wait times were about the same as with the Magical Express service, and they also have an expedited version, so look at both options.

    Ride Share / Taxis: Ride share services like Uber & Lyft, as well as taxis are obvious choices. They will be more expensive than the larger shuttle services, but more direct, and you are not typically riding with other travelers.

    Rental Car: Of course, you can rent a car. But the cost can be high, especially if you are not really using it much during your stay. For many guests, after they arrive, they rely on the Disney Transportation services to get from resort to park. In their case, a rental might just be sitting idle in a parking lot at the resort. Consider how often you will use it when weighing this option. Also check what the daily parking charge is at the Contemporary and factor that in as well.

    Car Service: A final option that is a definite upgrade on your trip is to reserve a car service. When you book round trip the cost may not be as comparatively high as you would think, and it will shorten travel times, since you are the first and only stop. Many also offer a grocery store stop on your arrival leg at no charge.

    My suggestion is to check out the costs of each of these different options, and then decide. We enjoy riding the monorail, the boats, and the Disney Skyliner, so don't really find a use for a rental car. We opt either for the shuttle service, or a car service.

    Write me back if you need any other suggestions!

    Have a Magical Vacation!


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