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Disney’s Magical Express Is Being Retired as of January 1, 2022

It is with extreme disappointment and displeasure that I am writing this article.

As of January 1, 2022, Disney’s Magical Express will no longer be offering complimentary airport transportation and luggage service to the Walt Disney World Resort.

In the official statement, Disney stated.

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 was a huge benefit for families staying at the Walt Disney World Resort, and I for one am very upset by this announcement. Unless you are renting a car or hiring private transportation, at an extra added cost, there is no efficient way to get from the airport to your hotel, especially if you have young children with carseats.

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