You can teach an old theme park operator some new tricks, but it doesn’t mean the audience will enjoy the magic show. Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS) announced a couple of changes to the perks it offers guests staying at one of its Disney World resorts in Florida. It seems theme park enthusiasts aren’t pleased with the moves.
The world’s most visited theme park resort is nixing Disney’s Magical Express, a complimentary shuttle bus service it offers guests staying at one of its on-site hotels who fly in to Orlando International Airport. The offering will be discontinued next year. Disney also announced it will allow visitors staying at one of its resorts access to its four parks a half hour before day guests later this year, in celebration of Disney World turning 50 in October. Disney World fans naturally aren’t happy to hear that a free transportation service is being eliminated next year, but they’re also not as tickled as you might think about the early access.