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Mears Connect Replaces Disney’s Magical Express Airport Signage

Well, Disney fans, it’s really happening! It’s time to say goodbye to the Disney Magical Express. With just days left in 2021, we’ve already seen Magical Express signs being replaced at Walt Disney World Resorts. Now, the Orlando International Airport (MCO) signs are being replaced.

Magical Express signs replaced
Images Credit: DisneyDining (left) / @followyourdreams_travels (right)

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As Disney ends the complimentary airport transportation service to and from Orlando International Airport and Walt Disney World Resorts on December 31, 2021, two transportation alternatives have stepped up to provide service.

Disney's Magical Express
Disney’s Magical Express

The first is Mears Connect, a new service that comes at a fee. The Mears transportation service fees are $16 (per adult) / $13.50 (per child) for a one-way trip or $32 (per adult) / $27 (per child) for a round trip. For the express car service, Guests can pay $250 for a round trip with up to 4 passengers, with an additional $55 per additional passenger.

Mears Connect
Image: @mears_transportation_group

Mears Transportation Group shares its excitement by taking to Instagram to post two photos along with, “Mears Connect is ready to welcome our Guests to Orlando! Signage is up at Orlando International Airport (MCO). Mears Connect will be located in the same location as Disney’s Magical Express was located, level 1, ground transportation level, of Terminal B. We so look forward to welcoming our first Guests and all of our Guests!”

Mears Connect
Image: @mears_transportation_group

As previously announced, the second transportation option that has stepped forward is The Sunshine Flyer service which will provide a unique transportation option at the fee of $17 (per adult) / $12.50 (per child) for one-way service. Or, you can purchase round-trip tickets for $34 (per adult) and $25 (per child).

The Sunshine Flyer
Credit: The Sunshine Flyer

Or of course, there is always an Uber or Lyft that can be taken to and from the Orlando Airport which seems like many Disney fans have commented they will be taking advantage of.

With Disney transportation no longer an option, how do you plan to get to and from the Walt Disney World Resort and MCO for your Disney vacation in 2022? Let us know in the comments.

About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.