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  • On Oct 15, 2021
    Jeanne from VA Asked

    Our party of 8 (3 generations) will be flying into Orlando for 5 nights in WDW on 1/28/21. How do you suggest we get from the airport to our hotel (Art of Animation) now that the Magical Express is being discontinued?

    Hi Jeanne,

    Welcome to planDisney, and greetings from a fellow Virginian! I'm thrilled to hear that you have three generations of Mouseketeers visiting The Most Magical Place on Earth together! Your family is going to have a BLAST and make memories to cherish for years to come!

    You're correct! Disney's Magical Express will be retiring at the end of this year, but Hakuna worries! Mears, the company that owns and operates many of the Disney buses will continue to provide shuttle services from the Orlando International Airport to the Walt Disney World Resort for a small fee. I'd encourage you to search the internet for "Mears connect Disney," and you'll find all of the information you'll need to make your reservation. Of course, there are also rental cars or rideshare services like Uber or Lyft, if you'd prefer to go one of those routes. Just be sure that if you choose a rideshare service or rental car, you consider car seats if you have any little ones in your group. No matter how you choose to travel, the magic and fun will be waiting and ready for you when you arrive!

    A dear friend of mine just returned from a stay at Disney's Art of Animation Resort with a large party, and they had an amazing vacation. You're going to love the convenient location on the Disney Skyliner, the large selection for shopping and dining, the fun pools, and the chance to step into some of the most beloved Disney stories! I'm excited for you!

    Thanks so much for visiting us at planDisney, Jeanne, and please let us know if we can help with anything else as you're thinking through the details of your visit. I hope that you and your entire crew have a truly magical vacation together!

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Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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