According to MiceChat Disney will end it’s Magical Express Service on January 1, 2022.
Those with arrivals and departures through 2021 will be covered, but after the beginning of next year you will likely need alternative transportation from the airport.
MiceChat said that they talked to a Disney spokesperson who told them:
“As consumer needs and preferences change, we will no longer offer Disney’s Magical Express service starting with arrivals in 2022. At the same time, we’re also introducing new ways for guests to enjoy their visits, including early theme park entry for Disney Resort hotel guests.”
Now Mears, the company that runs the Magical Express shuttles for Disney, did put out this statement to Spectrum13:
“Walt Disney made us aware of their decision. While we are disappointed Disney will no longer offer this service, we intend to continue offering transportation services between the airport and all area theme parks and hotels to meet the demand of our visitors now and in the future.”
Guests will still have an option in the future, but it’s likely going to cost you money.
I do have to wonder if there will be a new Disney offering to transport you from the airport to the resort, at a cost of course. The Minnie Vans were available for rides to and from the airport, but they were quite expensive. The Magical Express was complimentary and Uber and Lyft offered services at much more reasonable rates. Disney being Disney I can’t think they don’t have an alternative option coming, but it will be a paid service. This is how it is done at Disneyland already.
What do you think? Comment and let us know.
Source: MiceChat. Spectrum13