Mears to Launch Shuttle Service Between Orlando Airport and Walt Disney World
Mears Transportation Group has announced “Mears Connect”, a new service to transport Guests from Orlando International Airport to the Walt Disney World Resort starting January 2022.
The new service – “Mears Connect” – is in response to overwhelming demand and inquiries by future guests to Orlando’s theme park and resort areas.
Earlier this year, Disney announced it would be discontinuing its Magical Express transportation services between the Walt Disney World area and Orlando’s International Airport on January 1, 2022. Disney attributed this to the rise of Uber of Lyft, saying there has been an the expansion of transportation options for guests. Mears made clear their intention, “to continue offering transportation services between the airport and all area theme parks and hotels to meet the demand of our visitors now and in the future”. It’s worth noting that Disney’s Magical Express is operated by Mears, and not Disney itself.
The “Mears Connect” service will initially operate between the Orlando International Airport and resorts in the Walt Disney World area. It will provide fast and convenient transportation service for visitors in high occupancy vehicles, thereby reducing traffic and lowering environmental impacts. Guests can expect scheduled service, luggage handling, convenient airport terminal staging, and return trips from resorts to the airport. In addition, Mears will offer enhancements to ensure greater convenience and vehicle options.
Roger Chapin, a Mears spokesman, said the following about the upcoming service:
“We plan to offer the same level of experience, service, and convenience we’ve provided for the last 16 years, on behalf of our longtime partner, as returning guests and first-time visitors can expect nothing less. It is important for visitors to know they still have many of the same safe transportation options for their Orlando visit, all offered by the same company who has been providing seamless, economical, and hassle-free transportation for decades.”
The “Mears Connect” service takes over for Disney’s Magical Express which will be ending on January 1, 2022. The new service will begin the same month Disney’s Magical Express ends. Pricing for all services will be announced later this year, but the company noted guests can begin making their reservations for 2022 dates in May of 2021.
For more information and to register for updates, visit the official MEARS website by clicking here.
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