Walt Disney World New Transportation Options
With the ending of an era, Disney's Magical Express is no more! Starting with Guests arriving on January 1, 2022, they will have to pay for transportation to and from the parks. However the competition is heating up (and in my opinion, will only continue to get better for the guests).
Guests first option is Mears. Mears is the transportation company that has been contracted for years by Disney to do the Magical Express. They now offer their motor coaches in several levels, depending upon how much you want to pay. The first option, standard, is just like the Magical Express (but without the name). Guests will pile on from multiple resorts and once a bus fills up, then you will stop at several resorts on your journey to and from Walt Disney World Resort. This starts at $32 round trip per adult (ages 10+) and $27 per child (ages 3-9). The second option, Express, is a bus that is just for your hotel. This is a faster option (and less scenic). Personally I like seeing the other hotel options on property. The cost for this option starts at $250. for up to 4 passengers. There is an additional fee for more than 4 passengers. With any of the above options children under 3 years of age ride free! The above can be booked at www.mearsconnect.com.
Guests second option is the Sunshine Flyer, which are motor coaches themes like old-fashioned passenger cars and train locomotives. They only offer one service. The fee for this service is $34 round tip per adult (ages 9+) and $25 per child(ages 3-8). Children 2 years of age and under can travel on the lap of an adult for no charge.
Guests third option is going to be to take a taxi, uber or lyft. Currently at the date of this article, Lyft seems to be the less expensive option. Uber and Lyft are app based services. If you are new to lyft, you can use my code ELLE096213 when you sign up. (Disclosure- I get a $5 ride credit from lyft for you signing up) If guests are feeling their inner prince or princess (or like the privacy of a driver), there are multiple companies that offer private town cars and Limo options. These companies usually also require an 18% (or more) tip in addition to their prices.
All of these prices are subject to change. Prices listed were as of the date of this article.