Disney's Magical Express, a bus service that transports guests between Florida's Walt Disney World resort hotels and Orlando International Airport free of charge, will stop service in 2022, the company announced on Monday.
“As consumer needs and preferences change, we will no longer offer Disney’s Magical Express service starting with arrivals in 2022," Erica Ettori, Disney spokesperson, told USA TODAY in a statement. And Avery Maehrer, communications manager for Walt Disney World Resort, elaborated on the decision in a Disney Parks blog post.
"Vacationers have more options to choose from than ever for transportation, including ride-share services that save time and offer more flexibility to go where they want, when they want," the blog post said, a nod to independent companies such as Uber and Lyft.
However, the blog post added that service will continue for new and existing reservations at Disney Resort hotels throughout 2021, with service ceasing Jan. 1, 2022.
"Additionally, complimentary transportation options – such as buses, monorails, and Disney Skyliner – will continue to be available within Walt Disney World Resort for Disney Resort hotel guests, including to and from all four theme parks," the post said.