Disney has announced important changes coming to Disney Parks Resorts in 2021 and 2022. Among them are changes to Disney’s Magical Express and the Extra Magic Hours perk. Let’s dive in!
Disney's Magical Express
There are more options for guests to choose from than ever for their airport transportation, including ride-share services that save time and offer more flexibility to go where they want, when they want. In light of this shift, when Disney Resort hotel bookings open for stays in 2022, they will no longer offer Disney’s Magical Express service for airport transportation, starting with arrivals Jan. 1, 2022. Disney will continue to operate the service for new and existing reservations made at Disney Resort hotels for arrivals throughout 2021.
Could this be a precursor to Disney resurrecting the Minnie Van option for airport transportation? These MousekeMoms sure hope so!
Not to worry- complimentary transportation options – such as buses, boats, 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.
Extra Magic Hours
Also changing will be the popular Extra Magic Hours, which allowed resort guests who were visiting a specific park to enter that park early or stay late. As a reminder, the Extra Magic Hours benefit was suspended when Walt Disney World Resort reopened last summer, and as they continue to manage attendance with health and safety top of mind. Announced today, Extra Magic Hours will not return.
However, this is not all bad news. Disney knows how much guests enjoy extra park time, so coming later this year as part of the 50th anniversary celebration, 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. It’ll be a great way to get a jump start on your Disney day, no matter the day! The new early theme park entry benefit also helps to better spread visitation across all four theme parks, while providing added flexibility by giving guests extra early park time on each day of their vacation and in the park of their choosing. Please note that guests will continue to need valid admission and a park reservation made via the Disney Park Pass system to enter a theme park.
So there you have it. More reasons to book your next vacation with a planner who will be able to keep you informed of all of the latest changes. What do you think about these changes coming to Disney Parks Resorts in 2021 and 2022??
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