Disney World, the happiest place on Earth, is a destination many travelers dream of visiting. But once you land at Orlando International Airport, how do you get to this magical place? Let’s dive into the transportation options available.
The Legacy of Disney’s Magical Express
For years, Disney World Resort guests relied on the Disney World Magical Express. This shuttle service seamlessly transported visitors from Orlando International Airport straight to their Disney World Resort. Not only was the ride free for guests staying at a Walt Disney World resort, but they were also treated to a unique luggage service. Special luggage tags allowed Disney to collect guests’ bags from the airport and deliver them directly to their resort rooms later in the day. However, all good things come to an end. As of January 1, 2022, Disney World bid farewell to the Magical Express service.
Introducing Mears Connect Driven by Sunshine, An Alternative to Disney Transportation
While the Magical Express has retired, a new service has emerged to fill the gap. Mears Connect, in collaboration with Sunshine Flyer, offers transportation from Orlando Airport to both Disney and non-Disney resorts. Here’s what they bring to the table:
- 24/7 Ride & Customer Service: Whether you’re on a delayed flight or arriving in the wee hours, they’ve got you covered.
- Cost-Effective: It’s not only cheaper than car rentals at MCO but also offers a more affordable rate than Uber & Lyft, without any surge pricing.
- Safety First: With professionally trained CDL drivers and consistently maintained vehicles, safety is a top priority.
- Kid-Friendly: Traveling with tots? Kids under three ride free on their standard service.
- Accessibility: Both their Standard and Express Shuttle services are ADA-compliant, ensuring everyone can enjoy their services.
- Luggage Space: No need to worry about where to fit your bags; there’s ample space for everyone’s luggage.
- Express Service: Available to all Walt Disney World® Resort Hotels for those in a hurry.
- Coverage: They service both the main & C Terminals at MCO and even offer service to Brightline train guests.
A Partnership for the Future
The collaboration between Mears Connect and Sunshine Flyer, now known as Mears Connect Driven by Sunshine, promises an enhanced experience for guests. This partnership aims to focus on customer needs, ensuring every traveler feels catered to from the moment they step off the plane.
Conclusion, Disney Trip Transportation
While the end of Disney’s Magical Express marked the end of an era, the future of transportation from Orlando Airport to Disney World looks bright with Mears Connect Driven by Sunshine.
So, the next time you’re planning a trip to Disney World, rest assured that your journey from the airport will be as magical as the destination itself. Safe travels!