Disney’s Magical Express and Extra Magic hours being Discontinued in 2022

Magical Express

Last Updated on March 27, 2021 by Heather

Walt Disney World Resort has just announced that beginning January 1, 2022, Disney’s Magical Express transportation from Orlando International Airport (MCO) will be discontinued.

This is sad for most guests as most use this free feature. It comes as no surprise as that are making cuts all throughout the company. You will still be able to use Uber, Lyft or rental card to get yourself to and from Disney World. This will just be one more thing that you will need to take into a count when planning your vacations after 2021.

When Disney Resort hotel bookings open for stays in 2022, we will no longer offer Disney’s Magical Express service for airport transportation, starting with arrivals Jan. 1, 2022. We will continue to operate the service for new and existing reservations made at Disney Resort hotels for arrivals throughout 2021.

Also, Disney has announced that Extra Magic Hours will also be going away in 2022.

We know how much guests enjoy extra park time, so coming later this year as part of our 50th anniversary celebration, Disney Resort hotel guests and guests of other select hotels will be able to enjoy more fun with 30-minute early entry to ANY theme park, EVERY day. It’ll be a great way to get a jump start on your Disney day, no matter the day! As a reminder, the Extra Magic Hours benefit was suspended when Walt Disney World Resort reopened last summer, and as we continue to manage attendance with health and safety top of mind, Extra Magic Hours will not return. The new early theme park entry benefit helps us better spread visitation across all four theme parks, while providing added flexibility by giving guests extra early park time on each day of their vacation and in the park of their choosing. Please note that guests need valid admission and a park reservation made via the Disney Park Pass system to enter a theme park.

Source: Disney Parks Blog


Heather Noyes is the founder of this website and formerly a Disney travel agent. Ever since she was a little girl she's loved Disney. Over the years she has planned several trips for her family, friends and former clients to go to Disney World.

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