Sunshine Flyer continues to honor members of the Make-A-Wish community with a new bus wrap. See how you can be involved in the design!
Disney’s announcement that they were discontinuing free Magical Express transportation to and from the Orlando International Airport left many Guests stressed about how to get to and from their Disney Resort. Many companies rose to the challenge, but Sunshine Flyer goes above and beyond those other companies.
With an incredible 1920’s locomotive theme on its buses, Sunshine Flyer creates a magical experience for Guests. Just as Disney World considers even the tiniest details, Sunshine Flyer does the same.
I (Monica) had the chance to chat with Mr. Tony Glibkowski, the Vice President of Sunshine Flyer. We had a great conversation about their plans to expand to meet the demand and the incredible ways they are supporting various groups. You can read about that interview HERE.
I was then able to experience Sunshine Flyer for myself, and I loved it so much! It was a great experience, and I was very excited to talk with Tony again about ways they are making the Guest experience even more enjoyable. See those updates in this post.
New bus wrap
The Sunshine Flyer recently announced its newest themed bus – a Firefly – serving as a symbol of light and hope and underscoring the company’s continued partnership with Make-A-Wish® Foundation of Central and Northern Florida.
Each Sunshine Flyer motorcoach takes the name of a unique animal and provides guests with a railway-themed experience between Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Walt Disney World® Resorts.
The “We Can Light the Way” campaign is the most recent partnership between the Sunshine Flyer and the Make-A-Wish® Foundation of Central and Northern Florida. Previously, the Sunshine Flyer donated 50% of its profits for its first 50 days in service after it opened its doors in February 2022. The $279,200 donation granted 28 wishes for children with critical illnesses.
“Our partnership with the Sunshine Flyer provides us the ability to deliver on our mission of changing the lives of children with critical illnesses,” said Anne Cuba, President & CEO of the Make-A-Wish® Foundation of Central and Northern Florida. “We look forward to seeing the Firefly take guests from MCO to Walt Disney World® Resorts and for it to serve as a reminder to those guests of the critical work our organization does for children.”
You can be involved!
Throughout history, the firefly has symbolized light, transformation, and hope. As part of the “We Can Light the Way campaign,” the community will have the opportunity to vote on the bus design that most closely depicts the theme and symbolism of the firefly. Voting will take place on the Sunshine Flyer’s Facebook and Instagram accounts and will conclude with the announcement of the new bus design on Giving Tuesday, November 29.
“We’re delighted that the next bus will amplify the Make-A-Wish® Foundation’s commitment to transforming the lives of children with critical illnesses,” said Tony Glibkowski, Vice President of the Sunshine Flyer. “And, by encouraging guests to vote on the new design over the next few weeks, we hope to drive more awareness and donations for the Make-A-Wish® Foundation.”
As part of its ongoing partnership, all Make-A-Wish® children and families receive complimentary service from the Sunshine Flyer for Walt Disney World® wishes indefinitely.
Did you vote? Share which one you voted for in the comments below or on Facebook!