... I genuinely don't understand what use this is. The Magical Express is free if you're at a hotel. I totally understand the use of the Minnie Van to get to the parks/golf courses/Springs/etc, but if you're already booked at the hotel I don't see how it's possibly worth $150 to take different transport.
Although I like that the magical express is “free” and “Disney” I won’t take it again. It takes FOREVER. In my experience, going from the airport to your hotel, you wait in line to get on the bus, you then sit and wait on the bus, then you stop at x # of resorts before you get to yours. It can take hours to get from the airport to your hotel. When you get an uber/taxi/personal car service it takes half an hour maybe. Going back to the airport, you have to be ready to be picked up 3 hrs before your flight, which is also like an hour or more of vacation time lost. Time is so precious on my vacation and that is the reason why we plan to pay for other transport now. I am guessing that others with the same reasoning may shell out for the Minnie van because they get the best of both worlds: “Disney” official transportation AND speedy service!