Disney World made the announcement earlier this year that it would stop manufacturing it Magic express service that provided free transportation to Disney hotel guests to and from Orlando International Airport.
Magical Express will be officially discontinued on January 1, 2022. But there will be a new transportation service that will replace Magical Express called Mears Connect. This service he will not be freethat is, there is it is no longer a free option to get to and from the airport and your Disney World hotel (unless you have a friend in the area who wants to take you!). You can take a shared travel service like Uber, use a taxi, rent a car, or take the new Mears Connect system. Tan, let’s take a look at what Mears Connect will cost you!
You may also have taken a Mears bus if you have stayed at the Mears Walt Disney World Swan or Dolphin Resorts, as they switched to the company for bus transportation.
Mears Connect will start working January 1, 2022 – the same day Magical Express ends. The service will offer two different levels of transportation that you can book: Standard and Express.
Standard service is shared, uses large vehicles (buses) and small, has controlled waiting times and has limited stops. Express service has limited waiting times and direct service but not considered private service.
Standard service is $ 16 in a way i $ 32 round trip per adult, and $ 13.50 in a way i $ 27 round trip per child (between 3 and 9 years old). Express service (formerly called Premium Service) is a total of $ 200 round trip for up to 4 people, and each additional person is an extra $ 55. There are currently there is no one-way express service – You can only use it for round trips.
So let’s look at an example! We have one family of 4 with 2 adults and 2 children who flew on April 17, 2022 and will leave on April 23, 2022. If they use the Standard service per round trip transport, its total would be $ 118.
If they use the Standard service per one way transport, its total would be $ 59.
Or, they could use the Express service per round trip transport by $ 200. This might be best for you if you don’t want to share transportation with many other people and want limited waiting time. So if you have a tight schedule, it might be worth the extra money for your party.
And, if that were one family of 5 instead of 4, the cost of the Express round trip service would be $ 255.
Mears Connect would definitely be worth the cost if you do traveling alone! You can use the Standard service per $ 32 round trip, which would probably be less expensive than taking an Uber or a taxi, depending on the time of day and rising prices.
So it’s just a matter of weighing the pros and cons of each service with Mears Connect, or deciding if Mears Connect is better or worse for your trip compared to other forms of transportation. If you choose to use Mears Connect, you can book your transportation right now through their website. Stay tuned to DFB for more Disney World tips, information, and news.
Click here to see how the cost of Mears Connect compares to an Uber!
How do you get from the airport and Disney World without Magical Express? Let us know in the comments!