UPDATE 8/4/21: Online reservations have opened for Mears Connect and can currently be made for dates beginning January 1, 2022, via their official website.
“Introductory rates” are being offered at this time – here’s a look:
|Per Adult||Per Child|
|Round Trip||$200 (up to 4 passengers)|
|Per Additional Passenger||$55.00|
Mears Transportation Group, the passenger transportation leader in Central Florida, announced its commitment to continue offering transportation services to visitors between the airport, area theme parks and resorts starting January 2022.
The new service – “Mears Connect” – is in response to overwhelming demand and inquiries by future guests to Orlando’s theme park and resort areas. Earlier this year, in reaction to news reports of changes in transportation service between the Walt Disney World area and Orlando’s International Airport, Mears made clear their intention, “to continue offering transportation services between the airport and all area theme parks and hotels to meet the demand of our visitors now and in the future.”
“Mears Connect” will offer the same safe and reliable service the company has provided millions of guests for decades. The Mears Connect service will initially operate between the Orlando International Airport and resorts in the Walt Disney World area. It will provide fast and convenient transportation service for visitors in high occupancy vehicles, thereby reducing traffic and lowering environmental impacts. Guests can expect scheduled service, luggage handling, convenient airport terminal staging, and return trips from resorts to the airport. In addition, Mears will offer enhancements to ensure greater convenience and vehicle options. Pricing for all services will be announced later this year, along with the launch of a custom reservation platform.
Roger Chapin, a Mears spokesman, said the following of the upcoming service:
We plan to offer the same level of experience, service, and convenience we’ve provided for the last 16 years, on behalf of our longtime partner, as returning guests and first-time visitors can expect nothing less. It is important for visitors to know they still have many of the same safe transportation options for their Orlando visit, all offered by the same company who has been providing seamless, economical, and hassle-free transportation for decades.
While there was no mention of a charge in the press release above, guests can begin making their reservations for 2022 dates in May of 2021.
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