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Breaking: Another BIG Complimentary Offering Will Be Eliminated

Breaking: Another BIG Complimentary Offering Will Be Eliminated
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Today we learned of another complimentary offering from Walt Disney World that will be discontinued soon. The news just keeps getting more and more disappointing! What do you think of this HUGE change?

Discontinuing the “Free” Perks that make Disney, Disney

Recently we learned that Disney World will be making some major changes to some of the “perks” that come with staying on Walt Disney World property.

First, we learned MagicBands would no longer be complimentary with Resort stays.

Disappointed? Us too!

Then, we learned complimentary luggage tags and Magical extras would no longer be mailed to Guests prior to their Walt Disney World vacations!

Other Big Changes

As if that wasn’t disappointing enough, we then learned Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom will be permanently closing soon. This fun game was always a highlight for us!

The news just keeps getting more disappointing

Disney announced today it will end Disney’s Magical Express for Disney Hotel Guests in 2022.

You read that right: Disney’s Magical Express will come to an end.

Disney’s Magical Express is a complimentary airport shuttle service from Orlando International Airport to Walt Disney World.

This “free perk” is for all Guests staying on Walt Disney World property.

“As consumer needs and preferences change, we will no longer offer Disney’s Magical Express service starting with arrivals in 2022,” a Disney spokesperson said

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Disney stated the service will remain operational for all Guests through the end of 2021. They also stated other transportation options on property will continue without changes.

Guess what? The news DOES keep getting worse. We even learned today about big changes impacting Extra Magic Hours too.

With so many major changes to the operations in Walt Disney World, its hard not to feel like this is no longer the Disney World we know and love. Who knows? Maybe bigger and better things are coming our way? Or will we see even more non-magical changes?

What are your thoughts on the discontinuation of Disney’s Magical Express in 2022? Let us know on Kenny the Pirate’s Facebook Page, or join our crew and continue the discussion!


  1. I totally agree. After a flight and all that goes with it. I loved being picked up and dropped at your resort. The kids get excited and love the trip. We traveled last time with small and magical express was part of the magic.

  2. Just terrible. It was a wonderful way for us to be able to take our grandchildren to Disney. Grandparents can relaxing after a grueling flight and grandkids just think it is part of the Magic. So sad!

  3. I’m trying to stay up-beat and positive that Disney will put other perks in place that will make things magical and convenient. However, Disney is making that pretty tough to do right now.

  4. This is what happens when the powers to be getting younger and younger. They don’t know how to relate to other people and their needs. I love Disney, but I don’t know when I’ll ever go back.

  5. I agree with everyone. I just added on to my DVC contract and see all these things that make Disney special going away. I am also debating about keeping my membership and an AP. Am thinking I will give them a year but if perks keep disappearing and it just becomes a regular amusement park I can go anywhere for that and not pay the prices Disney charges!

  6. Wtf disney!Really dont see the point in paying the high prices being charged for onsite when all the perks are gone.This was one of the major perks after a long trans atlantic flight from ireland.Really losing interest now.

  7. Disney vacations are not cheap by any means. With so many cost cutting measure Disney will not be anything special. It was these perks that although you paid for through your vacation package that made the price point more palatable. With this being discontinued along with everything else that has been discontinued it just isn’t worth it anymore. Add on top of it all the price increases with tickets, packages and food. I will be vacationing elsewhere.

  8. This is the one change I’m bummed out by. We became DVC members in Dec 2017, and this was a great perk to have, as we didn’t need to rent a car or pay for parking at our resort.

  9. No doubt they will parlay this into a pay option. Disney will not just relinquish all of those potential transportation dollars to other companies. They will offer something similar for a fee. They have the system in place, it will just be tweaked and a chargeable service. Always follow the money, especially with Disney.

  10. I’ve never used this service (always rent a car) but it’s just one more thing going away that has me thinking of selling our DVC.

  11. Offering Magical Express was not completely altruistic. With guests not renting cars, Disney saw it as a way to keep guests “captive” onsite. Having said that, I will miss the “free: Magical Express but hope there will at least be some comparative paid service to take its place.

  12. This aggravates the heck out of me. The Magical Express was a HUGE perk. I’m so disgusted with Disney right now. I should have been there today (actually would have flown there the end of last week) but cancelled our trip. They are taking away so much of the magic that made Disney special. Pretty soon they are going to be just a run-of-the-mill amusement park, in which case, why should we spend thousands of dollars to visit?! I mean, seriously, what’s the point?! The Magical Express is free transportation that so many of us relied on that fly in from all over the country (and internationally)! Now we will be forced to pay to rent a vehicle OR pay for public transportation on top of an already very expensive vacation. The ‘powers-that-be’ (or head honchos) continue to rake in salaries of millions of dollars, yet they lay off cast members, take away entertainment experiences, basic little perks like the Sorcerer cards and magic bands, and now they take away our transportation to/from the airport!! Shame on Disney!

  13. This sucks! Our needs for Magical Express has not changed. Just another thing Disney is taking away!
    Getting a bit tired of everything Disney is no longer providing. Knew this would happen with Chapek….

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