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Disney is ending the Magical Express service in 2022

Walt Disney World will be ending the Magical Express bus service in 2022.

Entrance to Walt Disney World, in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
In this Thursday, July 2, 2020, file photo, cars drive under a sign greeting visitors near the entrance to Walt Disney World, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
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Disney plans to end the Magical Express bus service that helped transport guests from the Orlando International Airport to Walt Disney World, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

What’s going on?

Disney said it will end the Magical Express service on Jan. 1, 2022.

  • The service will not provide its luggage delivery system for those departing from the airport to Walt Disney World anymore.
  • Resort airline check-in isn’t available anymore, either.

Disney World released a full statement about the closure.

“Vacationers have more options to choose from than ever for transportation, including ride-share services that save time and offer more flexibility to go where they want, when they want. In light of this shift, when Disney Resort hotel bookings open for stays in 2022, we will no longer offer Disney’s Magical Express service for airport transportation, starting with arrivals Jan. 1, 2022. We will continue to operate the service for new and existing reservations made at Disney Resort hotels for arrivals throughout 2021. Additionally, complimentary transportation options — such as buses, monorails and Disney Skyliner — will continue to be available within Walt Disney World Resort for Disney Resort hotel guests, including to and from all four theme parks.”

Mears Transportation, which operates Magical Express, issued the following statement to Spectrum News 13.

“Walt Disney made us aware of their decision,” Mears spokesperson Roger Chapin said. “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.”

Some extra details

Per Spectrum News 13, modes of transportation like buses, monorails and the Disney Skyliner will still be available to visitors despite the change.

It’s unclear what will happen with the Minnie Van shuttle service, which was originally suspended at the beginning of the pandemic, according to Spectrum News 13.