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  • On Mar 15, 2021
    Ryan from NY Asked

    With the Magic Express ending January 2022, what options do I have to get my family of 4 from the airport to the resort? One of the primary factors for staying at the resort was the care-free shuttle to/from the airport.

    Hi, there!

     Welcome to planDisney, Ryan. We're so glad you stopped by with this great question!

     As a mom of three, I am a longtime fan of Disney's Magical Express. I was certainly disappointed to hear that this family-friendly service is being discontinued! Knowing that my family would be safely transported to and from the airport with little effort on my part was always a relief and one less thing I needed to worry about on our Disney vacations. At this time, your best option is probably a ride-share service or a private car service. I encourage you to take a look at the Ground Transport page on the Orlando International Airport's website. There you'll find information on ride-sharing and vehicles for hire. On our most recent visit, we stayed at a family member's home in Orlando rather than at a Disney Resort hotel. When we arrived at Orlando International Airport, we used Uber to get to our destination. I wasn't thrilled about the car seat situation with Uber, so I arranged for a private car service when it was time to return to the airport at the end of our vacation. That ended up being incredibly convenient and I was pleased with how safe and affordable it was! As you plan your vacation for next year, I recommend you take some time to research the different options available. I know I'll be doing the same for our 2022 visit! I'm confident we'll both find an option that suits our family's unique needs and budget. 

     While Disney's Magical Express is being discontinued, I'm happy to tell you there are lots of other great benefits of the Disney Resorts Collection. From complimentary transportation to and from the theme parks and early theme park entry, a stay at a Disney Resort hotel always makes for a magical and memorable visit!

     Be sure to keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog while you're planning. It's your best resource for news and updates about Disney Parks and destinations! If any announcements are made about new airport transportation options, we are sure to see that news posted on the Disney Parks Blog.

     I hope this was helpful, Ryan. Please let us know if you have any other questions about your Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all things Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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