Disney World to end popular Magical Shuttle Bus and free Extra Magic Hour perks

DISNEY World is to stop offering the free Magical Express bus to guests staying at a Disney Resort hotel from 2022.

The Extra Hour perk, which allows early and late access to the park before it opens, is also being changed with the evening access ending.

Many families booking a holiday to Disney World often opt for a Disney hotel, due to the extra perks it offers.

One of them is the Magical Express bus which is a free shuttle service between Orlando Airport and the hotels, instead of having to opt for Ubers or rental cars.

Another is the Extra Magic Hours which allows hotel guests to enter certain parks on certain days of the week, either an hour before the park opens or two hours after it shuts.

Neither of these will be returning in 2022 – with the shuttle bus ending completely and the Extra Magic Hours just letting guests enter the park 30 minutes earlier on any day of the week, ridding of the evening hours.

With the two perks being a big incentive for choosing the Disney hotels, families may opt to stay at cheaper alternatives away from the park when they next visit.

It also may make holidays cost hundreds more depending on the transport needed to and from their hotel.

A Disney spokesperson explained: "As consumer needs and preferences change, we will no longer offer Disney’s Magical Express service starting with arrivals in 2022.

"At the same time, we’re also introducing new ways for guests to enjoy their visits, including early theme park entry for Disney resort hotel guests."

Brits are unable to go to Disney World right now with the borders to the US remaining closed to the UK.

However, the park has been able to reopen in Florida, welcoming guests back despite the pandemic.

New measures are in place including limited park capacity and additional hygiene stations.

Here are some of the new rides and attractions opening at the Disney parks this year.

TUI is also offering cheap Disney World holiday deals for when Brits can return.

Don't want to leave the UK any time soon? A new £3.5bn theme park in Kent dubbed the "UK Disneyland" is to open in 2024.

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