Sunshine Flyer marks first summer by giving kids free rides to Disney World

The Sunshine Flyer is marking its first year with a promotion that lets kids ride free on its themed motorcoach that takes guests from Orlando International Airport to Walt Disney World Resorts. 

The shuttle service, which launched in December 2021, called the limited-time special pricing “a token of gratitude” to the city of Orlando and Sunshine Flyer guests for the warm welcome the transportation company received in Florida.

Families board the Sunshine Flyer. (TMS)

Offering what it calls convenient and cost-effective travel, the Sunshine Flyer describes itself as an engaging transportation experience that allows guests to start the magic of their Walt Disney World vacation the moment they step off the plane.

Take a ride in a time machine

The Sunshine Flyer’s buses are late-model, premium motorcoaches with themes based on old-fashioned passenger cars and train engines. From the bus designs to staff dressed as 1920s rail conductors and engineers, the motorcoaches serve as time machines, offering a glimpse into 1920s rail travel.

“We are overwhelmed with the outpouring of support for the Sunshine Flyer,” said Tony Glibkowski, vice president of the Sunshine Flyer. “This summer, we are looking forward to welcoming thousands of guests on the Sunshine Flyer. Free tickets for children and reduced ticket prices for adults are one way that we are showing our appreciation and helping our guests enjoy their Disney vacation from the moment they step off the plane and onto one of our premium motorcoaches.”

The promotion, which has been extended through Labor Day weekend, lets children ride for free. Adults pay $16 per ride.

Sunshine Flyer continues to provide free service to all Make-A-Wish children and their families.

Launched in partnership with Transportation Management Services (TMS), Academy Bus and Empire Coach Line in late December 2021, Sunshine Flyer committed to donating 50% of all revenue from its first 50,000 passengers during the first 50 days of service to Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida in celebration of Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary.

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