When guests visit Walt Disney World, one of the first places the magic begins is at Orlando International Airport. Serving as Florida’s largest airport and closest to Disney World, any guest flying into Orlando will likely find themselves idolizing the iconic carpet pattern that all Disney World fans know and love, looking around the Disney Store and Universal Store. , and right now, enjoying the 50th anniversary decals and decor the airport has on display for the world’s most magical celebration.
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Although this is where the dreams and magic begin, sometimes things can get a little crazy. Click Orlando recently posted video footage of a passenger going wild in MCO. Some might even have thought that she enjoyed drinking around the world a little too much at EPCOT, as her drunkenness was extremely evident. The video is from a video recently shared by the Orlando Police Department.
It seems the problem starts when a ticket agent “refuses to let 32-year-old Chelsea Alston board a flight from Orlando to New York because she appears to be drunk.” This then leads to the woman jumping on her motorized luggage and fleeing the scene. An Orlando police officer then noticed the speed of the suitcase and the disruption it was causing after the intoxicated woman swore at him, causing him to jump on his bike and chase the suitcase while zooming. If this visual already makes you laugh, you are not alone.
The intoxicated woman, who goes by the name Chelsea Alston, ends up in police custody after acting violently. Orlando Weekly reported:
Video shows Alston refusing to comply with orders to leave the lobby. Then she spits on the officers trying to arrest her. WKMG shared the OPD story, which says Alston ripped the fabric headliner off the patrol vehicle and defecated on the seat, causing over $11,000 in damage.
Now Alston faces charges of battery on a police officer and damaging a police vehicle. She faces up to 10 years in prison. Not the most magical scenario, is it?
Of course, this isn’t something Disney World guests should fear seeing when they arrive in Orlando, but it does remind them that it’s not recommended to get too drunk at Orlando International Airport. Orlando. If you want to see the full video, you can watch it here.
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The Magical Express has wrapped up its free service, shuttling Disney Resort guests to and from Orlando International Airport (MCO) this year, leaving guests wondering how they’ll get to their resort without the service.
Mears Connect was announced shortly after Disney announced it would be ending Magical Express transportation. Since Disney’s Magical Express was run by Mears anyway, the idea of operating this service for an additional fee was a good idea for Mears. Now Mears Connect can get you to and from your Disney Resort; however, you have to pay per person and, of course, forgo the fun theme you were used to on the Magical Express.
At the end of Magical Express, Mears released a statement noting:
“Walt Disney has informed us of their decision,” Mears spokesman Roger Chapin said. “While we are disappointed that Disney no longer offers this service, we intend to continue to offer transportation services between the airport and all theme parks and hotels in the area to meet the demand of our visitors now and in the future.”
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Round trips will cost $32.00 for adults and $27.00 for children. A one-way ticket will cost $16.00 for adults and $13.50 for children. If you want premium direct service, you will need to pay $200.00 for four guests and an additional $55.00 per additional guest. Now, this premium service, called “Express Service”, has jumped to $250.00!
The $50.00 increase is significant for a family of four, but it means there will be plenty of legroom for all members and you’ll have safe pickup and drop-off. Plus, as we noted, Uber and Lyft costs seem to increase from MCO to Disney World, so this stress-free way to get you and your party around may be worth the extra $50.00. It should be noted that each additional passenger will cost $55.00.
Below is a list of hotels that Mears Connect will travel to:
Walt Disney World Resort Hotels:
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House
- Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
- Disney’s Beach Club Resort
- Disney Beach Club Villas
- Disney BoardWalk Hostel
- Disney’s BoardWalk Villas
- Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
- Copper Creek Villas & Cabins Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
- Contemporary Disney Hotel
- Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
- The villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
- Disney’s Old Key West Resort
- Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
- Disney Polynesian Villas and Bungalows
- Disney’s Riviera Resort
- Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
- Disney Wild Pavilion
- Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
Third party hotels:
- B Resort & Spa Lake Buena Vista
- Hotel Four Seasons Orlando
- Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace
- Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista
- Holiday Inn Orlando
- JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort
- shades of green
- Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
- Waldorf Astoria Orlando
- Walt Disney World Swan Hotel
- Walt Disney World Swan Preserve
- Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel
- Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek
- Wyndham Lake Buena Vista
Third-party off-site hotels:
- Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center
- Orlando Marriott World Center
To make your reservation for a 2022 shuttle, Click here!
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