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Disney World Transportation Continues to Face Problems for 50th Anniversary

Disney World Transportation Continues to Face Problems for 50th Anniversary
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Walt Disney World has prepared for “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” for months. All 4 Theme Parks have received a celebratory overlay, but transportation issues continue to provide a less than magical experience.

Most Magical Celebration

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Mickey and Minnie Mouse will be seen in new outfits and illuminated displays will be seen on all 4 Theme Park icons including Cinderella Castle, the Tree of Life, Spaceship Earth, and the Hollywood Tower Hotel. 

There are great 50th Merchandise Collections that Guests are already excited for. Walt Disney World has also installed 50 golden character sculptures throughout each of the four theme parks. This will be a celebration like none other.

Disney Transportation

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Disney transportation has even received a bit of a magical transformation for this golden anniversary. We have loved seeing specially wrapped buses, monorails, and even Skyliner gondolas. This is such a fun magical way to enjoy this magical celebration.

Guests flying into the Orlando International Airport will also enjoy this magical celebration before even stepping foot on the Walt Disney World Resort property. The terminal train stations feature an overlay with an art display demonstrating the Disney Fab 50 Character Collection.

Check out all of the fun details of this great overlay HERE. The Walt Disney Company has always been know for going over the top in exceeding Guests expectations. They have a way to bring magic to each Disney trip.

Unfortunately, your trip aboard Walt Disney World transportation may be a little less than magical on your future Walt Disney World vacation.

Transportation Shortage

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Since Walt Disney World was closed in 2020, there have been a shortage of bus operators. This has led to job postings for bus drivers for Walt Disney World.

During trips to Walt Disney World throughout the past year, I (Donna) saw independent buses used for both transportation from the airport (in place of the Magical Express buses) and also throughout the Walt Disney World Resorts and Parks.

We had all hoped that official Walt Disney World buses would be available for all Guests coming to celebrate this golden anniversary. Unfortunately, our very own Kenny the Pirate shared photos that today independent buses are still in use from Disney Resorts.

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What does this mean for your next trip to Walt Disney World? With independent buses also come independent bus operators. We have heard sad accounts of a less than magical journey with non-Disney Cast Members interacting with Guests.

For our family, one of the main reasons we stay on the Walt Disney Resort property is to enjoy the magical “Disney bubble” while on vacation. The use of independent buses infringes on that “Disney bubble” quite a bit.

Independent buses are still operating from Walt Disney World Resorts alongside official Walt Disney World bus transportation.

We are hoping that the search is still underway to secure additional Disney bus operators to allow all Guests an opportunity to enjoy a magical Disney transportation experience.

What do you think of the continual use of independent buses for Walt Disney Resort Guests? Have you experienced independent bus transportation on a recent trip to Walt Disney Word? Do you feel that this affected your overall Walt Disney World Guest experience? Share your thoughts with us on our Facebook page.


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