It's going to DS and only DS. And won't be free. I'm good.They literally are going to have a train that is going to go direct to WDW. It's gonna be pretty easy.
Monorails, while efficient, are extremely expensive as no one makes them anymore except for Bombardier. And if you don't replace your trains when their lifespans is expiring, you get the situation that WDW's monorails are currently in.They should have installed a monorail from MCO to WDW last century tbh
I agree it's a poor move to get rid of a free ride to the airport and there could be consequences now."We replaced this freebie and decided you can pay for it elsewhere." -Disney management
It was something to keep people in the bubble and reduce people going off property but they decided to pad their margins and reduce costs. If the train was the replacement, is it going to be open by 2022? (I don't know if it is or not.)
If UOR management was smart they’d be on the phone with Mears right now.I agree it's a poor move to get rid of a free ride to the airport and there could be consequences now.
Disney likely was forced by Virgin to cancel their contract with Mears. Disney is NOT going to make the money from the train as far as I know (maybe there's a split), but giving up their contract for Magical Express with Mears is dangerous because Mears could go to Universal and Universal could do some sort of free transport to their property. That would be very beneficial and it would look very enticing when booking a vacation as opposed to having to pay to take a train.
You're not wrong.Disney making it real easy to never go to WDW for a vacation ever again.
But, did they cancel the Minnie Van program because of COVID and the added liability? I was thinking they might bring it back next yearI think you guys also have to take into account that there's an increasing amount of people using ride share services to go to WDW hotels and Universal hotels. It's not going to stop someone many from staying there if they want to anyway imo. Something else that needs to be questioned is why they cancelled the Minnie Van program to and from MCO if they were going to cancel Magical Express.
I think this is also an operational cost savings as the amount of resort guests is still limited as well as the park selection requirement. In actuality, even when the parks were normal, evening EMH was not very crowded at all. We rode anything we wanted multiple times. In these cost cutting times, a way to save some operating $$Burying the lede here a bit with ignoring that EMH are also ending!
100% a way to increase the number of nights available for After Hours with minimal impacts to day guests.