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Turning back time with Disney and the Sunshine Flyer

The Sunshine Flyer, a new specialist bus service that takes guests from Orlando International Airport (MCO) to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, launched at the end of last year with a unique theme, transporting visitors back to the past.

Aug 18 2022
By Rob Fletcher
Category Feature
The Sunshine Flyer, a new specialist bus service that takes guests from Orlando International Airport (MCO) to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, launched at the end of last year with a unique theme, transporting visitors back to the past.
 
The buses may be modern and premium vehicles, but the experience has been themed to make guests feel as if they are travelling in old-fashioned passenger cars and train engines.
 
From bus designs to employees being dressed as 1920s rail conductors and engineers, the motorcoaches effectively serve as time-machines, offering a glimpse into 1920s rail travel.
 
The exterior graphics that cover the buses play a huge part in this experience, transforming the look of the modern vehicles to look like historic cars and trains. The example shown in the picture here is of a classic steam train, with the graphics covering the body of the bus, as well as the windows, giving an all-over effect to the unique design.
 
The idea behind the new venture, which has proved extremely popular with visitors to the Sunshine State since launching in December 2021, is to start the magic of a Walt Disney World vacation from the moment Disney fans step off the plane at MCO.
 
Those who are lucky enough to have visited Walt Disney World Resorts for themselves know all about the magic of the trip, with the parks offering an insight into the world of Disney, including the opportunity to meet Mickey Mouse and all of his cartoon friends.
 
With the addition of the Sunshine Flyer and its old-timey theme, complete with specialist vehicle graphics, this adds another step to the magical journey visitors take during their trip.
 
“We are overwhelmed by the support we have seen this summer of the Sunshine Flyer," said Tony Glibkowski, vice president of the Sunshine Flyer. “So far, we have welcomed thousands of families, and we have helped our guests enjoy their Disney vacation from the moment they step off the plane and onto one of our premium motorcoaches.”
 
Walt Disney World Resort in Florida comprises four theme parks, two water parks, 31 Disney hotels, a further nine none-themed hotels, a number of golf courses, a camping resort and a host of other entertainment facilities.
 
Perhaps the most well-known of the parks is Magic Kingdom, home to the iconic Cinderella’s Castle, and is the most-visited theme park in the entire world. Millions of people from all over the globe visit the park each year to experience the magic of Disney first-hand and meet with characters from across the years.
 
Epcot plays host to a unique experience that allows guests to “visit” different countries of the world, while Disney’s Hollywood Studios celebrates some of the most famous films in Disney’s history. Finally, Disney’s Animal Kingdom is home to all sorts of animals, allowing visitors to see weird and wonderful creates from all around the world.          

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