If you’ve relied on Disney’s Magical Express for all of your Disney transportation, you might be wondering what other options you can have once it’s no longer available. So, now that the Magical Express is no longer operating, this blog discusses the best ways to get to Disney World. Keep in mind that the value of some of these, as well as how effective or productive they might be for your traveling party, is directly proportional to the number of people in your group.
Hire a Personal Cab
One of the best options to consider is renting a car. You won’t have to take a shuttle bus to get your rental car because many major rental car companies have locations right on the airport grounds.
Rent a car for the day of your arrival, pick it up at the airport, drop your family and bags off at the hotel, and then appoint one person to return it to Disney’s Car Care Center the same day. Use the Complimentary Shuttle Service to return to your hotel. Then, on your way back to the airport, you could reverse the process.
Obtain a Taxi
A taxi can also be taken directly from the airport. Some rideshare apps let you book a local taxi cab directly from the app, or you can call or hail a cab while at the airport. Some taxis can accommodate up to nine people. This can be useful if you need Disney transportation for a large gathering. You may need to call the taxi company to request a car seat, and some may charge a fee, so keep that in mind.
Make use of a ride-sharing service.
Using a phone app to arrange a shuttle from Orlando airport and drive you directly to your Disney World hotel, whether you use a rideshare service or not, can be relatively simple and convenient. When deciding whether or not this option is appropriate for your party, keep the cost in mind. A rideshare option may be limited depending on the number of people in your party and the amount of luggage you have. Whether you’re traveling with a large group or just have a large family, you may not all fit in a single-car, even a larger one. One significant advantage of this mode of transportation is that you can be dropped off directly at your hotel, eliminating the need to stop at other hotels to let out other passengers. This is a good option if you’re in a hurry or want to drop off your bags quickly so you can get into the parks right away.
Use a shuttle bus or a van to get around.
While the Magical Express will cease operations in 2022, alternative shared-ride shuttle buses and vans will transport you from the airport to your hotel. These shuttles or vans might save you a lot of money.
Keep in mind that the shuttle may make multiple stops depending on the time of transfer and your destination. A shared service like this might not be the best option for you if you need to get to your hotel quickly or want to have the vehicle to yourself.
Other Private Transportation Options
A private car service company can also provide you with a car, a van, or another vehicle. These vehicles can transport many people, are pet-friendly, have child seats, and have other features that you will appreciate. If you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply want to add some extra style to your ride, you could opt for something more expensive, like a limo!
Finally, depending on the number of individuals sharing the cost, renting a van or other vehicle from one of these private Disney transportation providers may be a cost-effective choice.