I’ve visited Walt Disney World many instances in my life and have been protecting the resort professionally for years now, so I’ve numerous expertise and information about what is going on down within the parks. However as a west coaster, touring to The Most Magical Place on Earth at all times takes a bit of additional work in comparison with hitting up Disneyland. It’s for that reason that I nonetheless miss The Disney Magical Categorical, and it seems numerous different folks do too.
I noticed a tweet just lately that performed a kind of “choose certainly one of these items” video games, asking Disney World followers which of 4 pictured objects they might most need to deliver again. Disney’s Magical Categorical was a well-liked selection, even contemplating that Splash Mountain was one of many decisions, and numerous Disney World followers are fairly upset concerning the Splash Mountain redesign. It looks like eradicating the Magical Categorical is likely one of the worst choices from Disney World in latest reminiscence. Let’s talk about.
You get to deliver one again…that are you selecting? pic.twitter.com/QD94CmxG4AOctober 30, 2023
It has been two years since Disney World ended the Magical Categorical. It simply made issues a lot simpler. You signed up for the service upfront, and your transportation to and from Walt Disney World was simply dealt with. What’s extra, when you dropped your baggage on the airport in your method out, you by no means needed to cope with it once more. The true magic of the Magical Categorical was the best way your baggage magically appeared in your lodge room shortly after you arrived.
There’s nonetheless a Magical Categorical-like possibility. Mears, the transportation firm that really ran the Magical Categorical for Disney World, nonetheless runs bus service to all Walt Disney World resorts from the very same spot at Orlando Worldwide Airport, and all of it works basically the identical method it did when it had the Disney title. Nevertheless, the outdated Magical Categorical was free, and the present service just isn’t. Plus, the baggage service is not included, which added simply that proper stage of pixie mud.
Past that, it used to really feel like your Disney World trip began as quickly as you bought on that bus. Disney music performed and the TVs on board would hype you up on your keep by offering details about what was occurring at Disney World that you just’d need to make the most of or it could simply be enjoying Disney cartoons.
That’s all gone now. The present service does its job, but it surely feels such as you’re simply getting on a bus for a visit that isn’t that quick and can finally drop you at your resort, and when you get there, you begin to really feel like your journey has begun.
The Disney Magical Categorical accomplished the “Disney Bubble.” It appears this idea is not vital for the corporate, however a giant a part of the worth of the Magical Categorical to Disney itself was that it gave company a purpose to forego the price and trouble of renting a automotive, but it surely additionally meant company couldn’t simply go away the property. This was good for Disney, because it meant folks spent extra money at Disney, and it was good for folks like me, because it was additionally a fascinating state. Being inside that bubble created a temper that simply wasn’t the identical if I needed to drive myself throughout. I’ve little love for the Disney World inner bus system, however the buses are definitely higher than driving your self.
With Mears now in charge of the Magical Categorical terminal (and one assumes making extra money than they did below the outdated mannequin), seeing the Magical Categorical return might be as seemingly as seeing every other misplaced Disney World attraction come again, but when given the selection between the Magical Categorical and almost any re-themed Disney World attraction, returning to the best way it was, I’d most likely select the bus.