Reservations Now Available for Transportation Service Replacing Disney’s Magical Express

Earlier this year, Disney announced that they would be discontinuing Disney’s Magical Express service on January 1st, 2022.

Disney’s Magical Express

And, shortly after, Mears (which is the company that operates Disney’s Magical Express buses) shared details on a brand new service that they would be introducing to take guests between the Orlando International Airport and Disney World Resorts — Mears Connect. The service was set to begin booking for 2022 shuttles in the summer and now it is finally live!

Guests can now find more information on the Mears Connect website and book their reservations for dates after January 1st, 2022 through a three-step process!


First, you’ll need to determine if you’d like to opt for the Standard Service or the Express Service.


The biggest difference here (aside from the cost) is that the Standard level will include stops at multiple different Disney World Resorts for drop-offs and pick-ups (meaning your wait for the bus can be up to 20 minutes after your check-in time)  and the Express level will take you directly to your hotel with no wait time at the airport.


Next, you’ll need to be sure that you’ve already booked your flights into and out of the Orlando International Airport, as you’ll need to input your flight information.


From there, you’ll receive a quote on how much your round trip (or one-way trip) will cost and then proceed to payment.

Currently, the prices vary based on which service type you select, your travel date, Disney World Resort, and how many people are in your party. So, your travel can cost between $16 per adult for a one-way trip with standard service all the way up to $200 for four reserving a round trip with the premium service.


When it comes to your travel, Mears Connect will pick guests up at the airport on the B side, level 1, and transportation from Disney World back to the airport will be arranged separately.

Orlando International Airport

Generally, Mears Connect’s Standard Service will pick guests up for their return flight up to three hours in advance of their departure for domestic flights and four hours in advance for international flights. And, the Express Service will pick guests up two hours prior to domestic flight departures and three hours before international flights.

Mears Bus Transportation at the Swan and Dolphin

Of course, once you’ve confirmed your reservation and the payment has been processed, you’ll receive more information regarding the transportation pick-up and drop-off via email, so be sure to check there for your specific travel details!

We’ll continue to keep an eye out for more updates on the new Mears Connect transportation service, so be sure to stay tuned to AllEars for the latest!

Check out More Ways to Get To and From the Airport Without Disney’s Magical Express HERE!

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6 Replies to “Reservations Now Available for Transportation Service Replacing Disney’s Magical Express”

  1. So this looks like same service, without the branding, and cost? Happy the bus (coach), like DME, takes you to the hotel and not Disney Springs or TTC. Probably leave MCO from same spots DME used to use.

  2. I have a great friend running a chauffeur business in Orlando. I would have rented a car, but I would need Disney to waive the unbelievable parking fees. Mears won’t be ready when we come in April 2022.

  3. Curious what the average cost of an Uber/Lyft from MCO to WDW is and how it compares in pricing? I’m assuming this new transportation option with Mears no longer includes automated luggage delivery? That is having my luggage checked at my home airport and magically arrives in my room later in the day.

    1. That had already ended with Disney Magic Express when the parks reopened and that’s when there was a clear partnership with Disney. Can’t imagine that will be restored now where Disney isn’t a partner in this service.

    2. In May I paid $50, including tip, for 4 adults to go from Poly to Orlando Airport using Uber. I’ll stick with Uber. It’s way cheaper and more convenient than Meats.