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Mears Connect Signs Are Up at Orlando International Airport

Disney’s Magical Express has been transporting Guests staying on Walt Disney World property to and from Orlando International Airport since 2005. Earlier this year, Disney announced that the service would end on December 31, 2021. That meant that Guests would need to find a different way to and from the airport.

Almost immediately, Mears Transportation Group announced Mears Connect. It will start on January 1, 2022. Signs for Mears Connect have been added to Orlando International Airport.

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Mears Transportation Group shared two pictures and the following update on Instagram:

Mears Connect is ready to welcome our guests to Orlando! Signage is up at Orlando International Airport (MCO). Mears Connect will be located in the same location as Disney’s Magical Express was located, level 1, ground transportation level, of Terminal B. We so look forward to welcoming our first guests and all of our guests!

Mears Connect will be similar to Disney’s Magical Express, except, of course, that it is a paid service. Many people don’t realize that Mears is the company that has been running Disney’s Magical Express, Disney contracted them for the service.

Related: A New Way to Get to and From Orlando International Airport

The cost for Mears Connect will be $16 one way for each passenger who is ten and older, and $13.50 for ages three through nine. Children under three will ride for free. Roundtrips will cost $32 for each rider ten and older and $27 for children. This is an introductory rate.

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Here is the complete list of Resorts that will be served by Mears Connect. Unlike Disney’s Magical Express, some Resorts not owned by Walt Disney World will still be serviced.

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I grew up in Western Massachusetts. When I was nine my family went to Disneyland and I was hooked. I grew up, attended New England College in Henniker, NH and eventually moved to Virginia. I worked as a disc jockey, married and became a full time mom when our daughter was born. Fast forward several years. In 2010 we moved to Central Florida and my Disney obsession grew. I now work as a freelance writer and spend my spare time in the parks. Under the name Paula Brown I penned the novels Dream Wanderers and The Coffee Cruiser. I also am a co-author of Dining at Walt Disney World: The Definitive Guide. I'm obsessed with Star Wars, so this is a good time to live in Central Florida. I've been a vegetarian for well over a decade, a choice that my daughter eventually made as well. While my husband still hasn't joined us fully he has given up most meats except for seafood. I was relieved to find that vegetarian dining is not difficult at Walt Disney World.