When Disney announced in January 2021 that it would be retiring the much loved Magical Express service, many guests were left to wonder if there would be a replacement service (For more details on what the service is – visit my blog What is Disney’s Magical Express)

Mears (who operated Magical Express for Disney for 16 years) has announced they will be filling this void with Mears Connect beginning in January 2022 to coincide with the Magical Express shut down.  

According to Mears website:

Same reliable, safe service guests have been using for decades to Disney area hotels. Service starts January 1, 2022.

And since Mears have been running it all these years, it really is the same service – only now it’s an additional cost and not included in the price of your Disney resort stay.

Reservations for this new service are available on the website and initial pricing is as follows:

Introductory Rates – Standard Service 

Adults – $16.00 one way ($32 round trip)

Children – $13.50 one way ($27 round trip)

I did play around with different Disney resorts and this is the pricing that came up, but it is an “introductory rate”.  This suggests the pricing could change at a later time.

There is the option for a premium service as well.  This serivce boasts “limited wait time and direct service” for $200 round trip (up to 4 passengers).  Each additional passenger is $55 right now.

Check out the FAQs on the site as well – quoting that you will be on your way within 20 minutes of check in and that they will have “Enhanced technology to offer you real time information regarding your transportation.”  This could infact be an upgrade to the Magical Express.

How do you feel about this new service?

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