Disney’s Magical Express retires service on December 31, 2021. How do you get to Disney World once the Magical Express is gone? We run down your MCO to Disney transportation choices for you, including a new (but also old) bus service from Mears.
How Do You Get To Disney World Once Magical Express Is Gone?
We all heard the news that the Magical Express, the free airport Disney transportation system, was going away.
Its last run will be on December 31, 2021.
And car rentals are not only expensive but not typically necessary for a Walt Disney World trip.
Thankfully, there are still options you can explore that do not require a rental car from MCO!
Uber Or Lyft From MCO
If you are a fan of rideshares, MCO to Disney World is an option.
You can read all about the hows and whys covered in this article about taking Uber or Lyft from MCO.
- First, you’ll need to download the app of your choice. I have them both downloaded and accounts with each one.
Here’s how you can download (affiliate link) Uber.
And here’s how you can download (affiliate link) Lyft.
- Take a few extra minutes to determine which service has a closer driver, and which one might be charging more at that particular moment.
- Then type in your current location (or location services will choose it for you) and your destination choice.
- Choose to order the ride and wait for your driver to show up.
Mears Shuttle Service: The “New” Magical Express Paid Option
Mears Shuttle Service once took folks from MCO to Disney World every day.
Then Magical Express, a free option provided by Disney, came about and the Mears option kinda went away.
Well, it’s back!
And you can start booking your trips for post-January 1, 2022 travel NOW by visiting the Mears Orlando Airport site.
How Much Does Mears Shuttle Service to Disney World Cost?
The Mears Shuttle does have a charge, however, but otherwise looks to run similarly to the Magical Express. They have introductory prices listed on the site, but this could change as volume dictates.
- Adults are $16 each way
- Children cost $13.50 each way
- $200 round trip for Express service (up to 4 adults)
Using Uber, Lyft, or the Mears Shuttle, you’ll get to Disney World from MCO airport once Magical Express is gone.
Where Do You Board The Mears Shuttle Service?
Sounds like a familiar location for those that typically rode the Magical Express.
Look for Mears on the B side, Level 1. Follow the signs to the Mears Connect.
Be sure to book now for your runDisney race weekends!
Patty Holliday has been running Disney since 2011. She knows just about every tip, trick, and hack there is to cover the runDisney Magical Miles at Disney World and Disneyland. She knows every mile isn’t *always* magical- but with training, tips, and a little bit of pixie dust, they can be a lot of fun! You can also find her at noguilttravel.com and noguiltfangirl.com