Magical Express Makes Major Change Ahead of 2022 Ending

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Disney’s Magical Express is, according to many, one of the best parts when arriving at Orlando International Airport (MCO). The complementary mode of transportation brings magic to Guests before they even arrive on Walt Disney World property. However, as many of you know, come 2022, it will be ending.

Now, ahead of the official end, the transportation service is making a major change to its reservation confirmations for the remainder of the year.

Related: Disney Guests Petition To Bring Back Magical Express

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Beginning July 1, Disney’s Magical Express will no longer mail reservation confirmations to Guests. Instead, Guests will utilize MagicBands or Magic Mobile.

Per the announcement:

As of July 1, Disney’s Magical Express will no longer mail reservation confirmation collateral to Guests and travel professionals.

Instead, Guests will utilize Magic Bands or Magic Mobile to check in at the Disney’s Magical Express Welcome Center. Any Guests who do not have either will be checked in by retrieving their reservations manually using their IDs. This is currently the process at the Disney’s Magical Express Welcome Center if a Guest does not have their mailed reservation confirmation collateral.

To reduce the number of Guests whose reservations need to be retrieved manually, Guests will be encouraged to make their Disney’s Magical Express reservations and provide their round-trip flight information at the time they book their vacation. They will also be encouraged to utilize Magic Mobile, or to bring their Magic Bands with them if they have them from previous vacations.

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At this time, the official Walt Disney World Resort website states the following about Disney’s Magical Express:

Disney’s Magical Express Service provides complimentary transportation for Disney Resort hotel Guests between Orlando International Airport and their Disney Resort hotel via motorcoach. Reservations are required to use this service.

Disney’s Magical Express service will no longer be offered starting with arrivals January 1, 2022. The service will continue to operate for new and existing reservations made at Disney Resort hotels for arrivals throughout 2021.

Luggage delivery and Resort Airline Check-in services are no longer available.

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