The Disney Magical Express will officially cease operations on January 1, 2022. As Disney guests ponder their future transportation options, another third-party company is ready to offer an airport shuttle service to Walt Disney World.
The Sunshine Flyer, which is operated by Transportation Management Services, will be another option for guests traveling between Orlando International Airport and Walt Disney World. The service will launch February 1, 2022 and will offer service both to Walt Disney World from the airport as well as the return journey.
Via the PR release:
The Sunshine Flyer’s buses are late model, premium motorcoaches with themes that center around old-fashioned passenger cars and train engines. From the bus designs, to staff dressed as 1920s rail conductors and engineers, the motorcoaches effectively serve as time-machines, offering a glimpse into 1920s rail travel.
The Sunshine Flyer’s launch prices are comparable to that of Mears Connect, another service aiming to fill the void left behind by the Disney Magical Express. A one-way ride will cost $17 per adult ($12.50 per child) and $34 for an adult round trip ($25 per child).
In terms of operations, The Sunshine Flyer will operate similarly to the Disney Magical Express. Guests need to make reservations before their trip. Then, when arriving at Orlando International Airport they’ll need to grab their bags and head to Level 1 of Terminal B. Guests won’t wait longer than 20 minutes to board, and the bus will stop at multiple resorts.
On the return leg, guests will be emailed when and where to meet the bus. Like the Disney Magical Express, guests should expect to be picked up three hours before domestic flights and four hours before international flights.
The Sunshine Flyer will not have a separate luggage service that delivers items for guests. But, they hope to launch a luggage service later in 2022.
Click here to learn more about The Sunshine Flyer.