Disney's Magical Express
  • On Jan 8, 2022
    James from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi do you still offer magical express service.

    Heigh-ho, James! Welcome to planDisney. I see that you're traveling to Walt Disney World during one of my favorite times of the year. Being from the UK, I'm obsessed with the weather. And the Florida weather in May is wonderful. It'll be the perfect temperature to enjoy The World's Most Magical Celebration. Make sure you check out the new Disney Genie service, which will help you plan your trip; taking into consideration what's important to you. 

    I don't know about you, James, but my vacation begins the moment I get to the airport. That's the moment that the excitement goes up a level and I start to relax. But there's nothing quite like that moment when I go under the famous Walt Disney World archway. That's when my heart tells me, "I'm home!"

    But here's the question: How do you get from the airport to Walt Disney World? Unfortunately, the beloved Magical Express service is no longer available. I have such nostalgic memories of hopping on that Disney-themed coach at the airport. I'm sad to see it go! However, if you're trying to figure out how to get from Orlando International Airport to Walt Disney World Resort, then there are lots of other options available. In fact, some of these options might even be more convenient AND get you to your Disney Resorts Collection hotel quicker!

    Shuttle Services
    You have a couple of options when it comes to shuttle services. The first option is Mears Connect (this company actually used to run Magical Express). This service is very similar to the old Magical Express service, with the main difference being the fee you have to pay for each Guest. It's really easy to book and you can do so using their website. Starting in February, there should also be a second shuttle service available called Sunshine Flyer. I'd encourage you to check out their website and compare prices.

    You can easily book a rideshare service, such as Uber or Lyft. Simply download their app(s) and make a booking at a time that works best for you. The advantage of this is that you can leave when you're ready and you don't have to wait for other Guests.


    You can also book a cab to take up to nine people.

    Rental Car
    There are a number of rental car companies at Orlando International Airport. However, please note that there is an overnight fee to park at each Disney Resorts Collection hotel.

    Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust
    You can fly, you can fly, you can fly! All you need is faith, trust, and a little bit of dust. Just make sure you have your happy thought and "Here we goooooooo! Off to Neverland!" (This last option takes some practice and you might want to have one of the other options in place as a plan B. You know... just in case).

    I hope you have an enchanting trip, James. Make sure you stop by and say hello to Mickey for me.

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Meet the Panelist: Mike, Virginia

I'm Mike, a Disney-loving "scouser." I have a wonderful wife and two young children who share my obsession for all things Disney. I've always been enchanted by the magic of Walt Disney World Resort - the charming music, captivating beauty, enthralling attractions, and breathtaking shows spark my imagination and fill me with a sense of awe. I'm perpetually planning my next Disney adventure! If you're interested in makin' memories at "The Most Magical Place on Earth" then you've got a friend in me.
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