Disney’s Magical Express is to end in 2022. Currently, all guests staying at Walt Disney World benefit from complimentary transportation from Orlando International through Disney’s Magical Express. This will be interpreted as another sign of a reduction in perks for guests staying at Disney Resorts; 2021 will be the last year of the Magical Express.
Disney has released the following statement to explain the reason for the discontinuation of the Magical Express:
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.
While it is true that guests do have an increasing choice of ride options, they all come with one additional factor…they are not free! This includes parking your car at a Disney Resort.
Visit our Guide to visiting Walt Disney World without a car to explore what other options you have available. Although not available yet, one other option available soon will be a new train line operating from Orlando International to Disney Springs.