Last updated on May 15th, 2021 at 11:59 am
Disney’s Magical Express service, which provides guests with transportation between Orlando International Airport and the Walt Disney World, will be ending in 2022.
Prior to the parks reopening, Walt Disney World “temporarily suspended” Extra Magic Hours, FastPass+, the Dining Plan, and more. Slowly, some of these have started coming back. The most notable to date has been Park Hopping, which returned in January 2021 heavily modified.
The Magical Express is set to end on January 1, 2022. While Disney’s Magical Express service is still available for stays through that date, DME is no longer providing luggage delivery for those arriving to and departing from Orlando International Airport. Resort airline check-in service is also no longer available.
Below is the official statement from Walt Disney World regarding the cancellation of this service:
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.
Disney’s Magical Express service was launched back in 2005, offering guests complimentary motorcoach transportation between MCO and Walt Disney World Resort hotels as a benefit of staying on-property.
As a reminder, a new Brightline train is set to connect the Orlando International Airport to Disney Springs with a potential completion date of 2022. The train could potentially provide transportation to Disney World in lieu of the Magical Express.