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  • On Nov 17, 2023
    Daniel from Pichincha Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What transportation is available from Orlando Airport to Disney World Saratoga Springs for a 9 pax party?


    Thanks for asking your question to planDisney!

    While Disney's Magical Express concluded service in 2021, there are still many options for a party to get from the Orlando International Airport (Airport Code: MCO) to the different resorts around Walt Disney World, including Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa. But with a party of 9, you certainly want to plan ahead and secure the option that best matches your needs. Let me review some of your options. 

    Shuttle Services: There are several shuttle companies available to get you to your home in the magic! The Mears Connect service most closely matches the old Magical Express, though, of course, it is not free. I have used this service several times, and it is very similar to Disney's Magical Express. My wait times were about the same, and it is the most affordable of all the options listed here. With a party of 9, it makes it easy for all of you to travel together, comfortably, and affordably.

    Ride-Share / Taxis: Ride-share services like Uber & Lyft and taxis are also obvious choices. They will be more expensive than the larger shuttle services but are more direct, and you are not typically riding with other travelers. Some options allow for larger parties, but with 9 it is almost a guarantee that you will have to split up.

    Rental Car: Of course, there is the option to rent a car. But the cost can be high, and you may not use it much during your stay. Who wants to pay for a van that sits in a parking lot for the vacation?

    Car Service: Another option that is a definite upgrade on your trip is to reserve a car service. When you book a 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, like Quicksilver, also offer a grocery store stop on your arrival leg at no charge. This stop could save you money if you stock up on sodas, snacks, and breakfast bars that you might want back in the room. It is also very easy to reserve a ride for a party of 9.

    With a large party like yours, convenience is not just about saving money and getting from Point A to Point B quickly. It also includes traveling together, without having to break up into smaller groups. Because of that, I would suggest you pre-book either a shuttle service or a car service. The latter is the most affordable choice, while the car service might offer a bit of luxury. Either way, you really must book ahead of time, to be sure you are all squared away!

    Did you know that you can walk or sail from Saratoga Springs to Disney Springs? Your resort location makes quick trips to dine or shop an easy and convenient choice!

    Please feel free to write me back directly if you have any follow-up questions.

    Have a Magical Vacation!


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