ANOTHER Transportation Service is Set to Replace Disney’s Magical Express

In just a few weeks, Disney’s Magical Express will officially be discontinued, leaving guests to find their own transportation between Disney World and the Orlando International Airport (MCO).

Disney’s Magical Express

We’ve been bringing you a look at all of the alternative transportation options you’ll have if you’re traveling to the parks soon including Mears Connect, a rideshare service, Brightline’s high-speed train, and more. And, now there’s another new transportation option that will be very similar to the service provided by Disney’s Magical Express!

The Orlando Transportation Management Services has announced that they will be introducing a new shuttle bus transportation option for guests looking to travel between MCO and Disney World called The Sunshine Flyer. Reservations are already being accepted for travel dates beginning February 1st, 2022.

©The Sunshine Flyer

When it comes to pricing, the website currently lists the service as costing $17 per adult and $12.50 per child for one-way service, and $34 per adult and $25 per child for round trip service.

©The Sunshine Flyer

This cost is comparable to the new transportation service announced by Mears (which was the company that operated Disney’s Magical Express). However, the Sunshine Flyer does not list these as “introductory rates” so we might be able to expect them to stick around longer than Mears Connect current rates.

©The Sunshine Flyer

Much like Disney’s Magical Express, guests who travel into MCO will be able to catch the shuttle from the Main Terminal Building in Terminal B, Level 1, and will then be taken to their Disney hotel.

©The Sunshine Flyer

As far as travel time, the Sunshine Flyer’s website states that guests will not have to wait more than 20 minutes before boarding the bus. And, while there may be stops at multiple Disney hotels, the ride to the resort is scheduled so that the last stop will not take more than 65 minutes. So, you’ll be at your hotel within about an hour after departing from MCO.

©The Sunshine Flyer

And, when it comes to the ride back to MCO, the Sunshine Flyer will send guests a confirmation email with the shuttle’s departure time the day before check out. You can expect this to be approximately 3 hours before your scheduled departure time for domestic flights and 4 hours before your scheduled departure time for international flights.

©The Sunshine Flyer

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4 Replies to “ANOTHER Transportation Service is Set to Replace Disney’s Magical Express”

  1. I think The Sunshine Flyer might be a better alternative to Mears Connect, seeing how it’s very similar (and time-wise better) than Disney Magical Express, though I do miss how the service was FREE to utilize for Walt Disney World Resort guests staying on-site.