Mears Announces Their Own Replacement For the Magical Express


A few months ago Disney announced that it would be discontinuing the Magical Express at the very end of 2021. This of course left many to wonder what, if anything, would fill the void left by the closure of the popular service.

Now Mears has announced a new Mears Connect service that will be offered to replace the Magical Express.

The new service will launch January, 2022 and will provide the “high occupancy vehicle” transport between the Walt Disney World resort hotels and Orlando International Airport.

With the new service will come “..scheduled service, luggage handling, convenient airport terminal staging, and return trips to the airport.

In response to the shutdown, Mears said it will roll out its own direct service called Mears Connect. The service will launch January 2022 and will provide transportation between Orlando International Airport and resorts in the Walt Disney World area.

You can sign up for notifications now, but the new service won’t start opening for reservations until May. There will be fees associated with the service, and they will be announced later this year.

Paid services is what they do in Disneyland from the airports to the parks. This isn’t anything new.

Mears has been the company Disney has used for the Magical Express service since it began in 2005 and they will continue this new Mears Connect service moving forward. I’m sure it will be a very similar experience to what it has been for the last 16 years, just now it’s not complimentary.

Other options for travel between the airport and Walt Disney World are rental cars or ride sharing services like Uber or Lyft.

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Source: Spectrum 13


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