As Walt Disney World continues to move forward in these unpresented times, they continue to tweak and adjust experiences and perk benefits for guests. Today, it was confirmed that Disney’s Magical Express airport shuttle service would will be shuttered after 2021. In addition, Early Entry is a new option coming granting hotel guests the ability visit ANY park up to 30 minutes early.

Details on the upcoming changes are listed below.

Disney’s Magical Express

Citing that vacationers have more travel options these days (including ride-share services) the decision was made to no longer offer Disney’s Magical Express service for airport transportation, starting with arrivals Jan. 1, 2022.

Complimentary transportation options – such as buses, monorails and Disney Skyliner – will continue to be available within Walt Disney World Resort for Disney Resort hotel guests, including to and from all four theme parks.

New and existing reservations made at Disney Resort hotels for arrivals throughout 2021 may continue to use Disney’s Magical Express option.


Early Theme Park Entry

Ditching Extra Magic Hours, the new Early Entry perk will grant 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. This perk will be introduced later this year as part of our 50th anniversary celebration,

Extra Magic Hours as we knew them before the pandemic will not be returning. The Extra Magic Hours benefit was suspended when Walt Disney World Resort reopened last summer for the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

As always, guests need valid admission and a park reservation made via the Disney Park Pass system to enter a theme park.

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