If you take a plane to visit Disney World, odds are you fly into Orlando International Airport, also known as MCO. From MCO it’s about a 20 minute drive to Disney World. Guests used to be able to take The Magical Express from MCO to their Disney Resort, however, that service was recently discontinued. Taking The Magical Express was simple and stress free. However, Disney will soon have a much easier way to get on property.
Disney will be building a new airport on Disney World property. The name of this new airport will be Walt Disney World Regional Airport and the airport code will be WDW, naturally. This will make flying to Disney so much easier by having an airport on Disney World property.
The Walt Disney World Airport will be the host of many major airlines. We have a list of confirmed airlines that will offer service to the Walt Disney World Airport: Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines. We don’t know exact flight routes, but we do know most of the flights will be direct from the larger US airports like LAX, JFK, DAL, ORD, DEN, and so on. There will also be some direct options from smaller regional airports.
The new Walt Disney World Airport will be located in the area between EPCOT and Animal Kingdom, just west of the Yacht and Beach Club Resort. This area is wide open and large enough for a regional airport. It also has easy access to some of the main roads around Disney like World Drive, Buena Vista Drive, and Western Way.
Disney will not be bringing back The Magical Express for their new airport, however they will offer transportation. Disney will run their normal resort buses from the new Disney airport to the various Disney World resorts. They will not run buses directly to the non Disney resorts near downtown Disney, those guests will need to find an alternate route to those resorts.
The timeline for this project is unknown, however we have heard from an internal source that they will be breaking ground in early 2023. This is a huge asset for Disney guests and will certainly have a positive impact on the Disney guest experience. This will make trips far less stressful when flying to Disney World. What do you think of the new Disney World Airport on property?
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