Well, 2021 is off to an interesting start for Disney World news. It was announced today that the Magical Express service will not be continuing in 2022.
The Magical Express is the complimentary bus service offered to Disney World Resort hotel guests. For years the Magical Express has transported guests to and from their Disney World Resort Hotels. Plus, they picked up their luggage for guests at baggage claim, which was a very nice. The service of picking up guests’ luggage and delivering it to their hotel was discontinued in July of last year. However, the actual bus service was still being offered. Now the bus service will only be available for the next year. So the last date of service is December 31, 2021. Not surprisingly, this news upset many people who use the service. The Magical Express was a nice way to begin a Disney vacation. Plus, the fact that it was complimentary helped when going over the cost of a Disney World vacation.
I’m sure financials were part of the decision, but the building of the Brightline train station at Disney Springs might have something to do with it. The timeline for the station has not been announced, but tracks have to be built from Orlando International Airport to Disney Springs, so it might be a while. However, once it is built that will be another option for guests to use, in addition to car rentals, a car service, or a taxi/Uber/Lyft.
As more information is release, or if Disney decides to offer any other transportation (complimentary or with a fee) I’ll post an update. It seems that any other service offered will most likely have a fee, but we’ll have to wait and see.
How do you feel about this news? Did you use the Magical Express on your Disney World trips?
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