• On Mar 14, 2023
    Davinder from ON Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Magic express - how do I book the magic express

    Hello Davinder! There are few greater feelings than landing at Orlando International Airport and knowing that your vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort is just a short drive away! Don’t worry! If your magic carpet isn’t working, you can find plenty of options for traveling from the airport to your resort hotel!

    Complimentary transportation from the airport to your Walt Disney World Resort hotel, known as Disney’s Magical Express, has retired from service. Guests are now able to book private transportation from the airport to their resort hotel. A quick internet search of “transportation from Orlando airport to Disney World” will most likely result in several options for your family. 
    My family has used two different services to make our way from the airport to our resort hotel. When traveling with a group of nine, we booked a private van service to carry our large group directly to our hotel. When just my family of five was traveling, we used a well-known bus service which formerly operated Disney’s Magical Express! This service can be booked as direct service from the airport to your specific resort hotel or, similar to Disney’s Magical Express, the bus service will travel to multiple resort hotels, but your resort hotel might not be the first stop. The bus service that we used is located in the same place in the airport that Disney’s Magical Express was located.

    Davinder, you’ll be happy to know that complimentary transportation continues to be available to Guests of Walt Disney World Resort hotels once you arrive to the resort! Options include bus transportation, Monorail, Disney Skyliner, and even boats and ferrys! Sit back, relax, and let Disney Transportation do the work while you are on vacation! If you prefer a more private transportation option once you arrive at the resort, you can book Minnie Van Service which is operated by Lyft. There is a charge for Minnie Van Service, but it is quite convenient and offers private and direct service!

    Let us know if you have any additional transportation (or any) questions! My planDisney friends and I are happy to assist you!

    Happy Planning!


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Meet the Panelist: Jonathan, Pennsylvania

Hi, everyone!  My name is Jonathan.  I am a Disney-adoring husband, dad of three sons, and elementary school principal from Pennsylvania.  If you're visiting planDisney with questions about the Most Magical Place on Earth, then Hakuna Matata because you've come to the right group of people!  I'm happy to use my past Disney-travel experiences and knowledge to help you enjoy every moment of your vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort! Learn More About Jonathan

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