Is the Magic gone? No fireworks, no parades, no dining plan, no shows, no complementary Magic Bands, limited dining, limited hotels, and now in 2022 the Magical Express will be no more.
If you haven’t been to Disney lately, let me tell you the magic is harder and harder to find. The Magical Express was one of the reasons that made Disney so well, Magical! It was the start of a carefree vacation! You wandered off your flight and onto a Disney bus and then you arrived at your hotel.
Why would anyone stay on property any longer? There is no perk. Walt Disney World is just another theme park. The “Disney Difference” as it is referred to is gone. The benefits don’t outweigh the cost. Not when other theme parks in the area (ie Universal) is more than happy to have you. And while they also do not provide transportation, its a lot less expensive to stay over there. And they give you an entire hour into the theme parks early.
We think Disney missed the mark on this one and will lose a lot of business. If they were trying to cut costs, they will find they have lost loyal park goers! And with numbers and revenues down, maybe this is a cost that shouldn’t have been cut.