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Disney World Transportation Options

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Disney World TransportationWhen staying at a Disney Resort hotel, you are going to find the Disney World transportation a nice perk. All Disney resorts have a complimentary network of buses, and some even have boats, monorails, the skyliner system to take you between Disney Resort hotels, theme parks, water parks and even Disney Springs!Magical Express BusThose that are traveling by plane and staying at a Disney Resort even get a complimentary round trip service from the Orlando airport to the Disney resort with Disney’s Magical Express bus line.

All complimentary Disney World transportation (buses, monorails and boats) usually start 45 minutes before a theme park’s opening time.

Disney World Transportation Options

monorail-transportation

Disney World Monorail 

The Disney World Monorail System has stops in Magic Kingdom park and at the Transportation & Ticket Center (where you can take a transfer to Epcot). It only stops at three Disney World Resorts:

  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Disney Bus Transportation

Disney World Bus Line

One of the most utilized of all the Disney transportation services is the Disney Bus Line. All Disney Resorts provide bus service and when you check in, you will be given a map showing you where the closest bus stop is to your room.

Buses run about every 20 minutes, so if you miss one, there will be another one coming soon enough.

You will be glad to know that bus stops are clearly marked and the bus will display its destination on both the front and side display. If you have any questions, you can always ask the bus driver.

They are just as nice as any cast member and want your trip to be a great one!

Disney buses will drop you off at the front entrance of the park at the bus terminal.

You will pick up the bus at the same location at the end of your day at the park.

Buses go to more that one resort, so don’t be confused if you bus stops several time before getting to your end destination.

No luggage or alcohol is permitted on the bus, but strollers are fine. Just be sure to close them before boarding.

Disney Water Taxi

Disney World Water Transportation

Disney World Water Transportation is available at certain Disney Resorts.

The boat service will take guests to Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Disney Springs along with other Disney World Resorts.

Magic Kingdom Park

  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
  • Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
  • Disney’s BoardWalk Villas
  • Disney’s Beach Club Resort
  • Disney’s Beach Club Villas
  • Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
  • Walt Disney World Swan Hotel
  • Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel

Disney Springs

  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort—French Quarter
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort—Riverside
  • Disney’s Old Key West Resort
  • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

Disney Skyliner going to Hollywood StudiosDisney Skyliner

Disney Resorts has a whole new transportation system of gondolas called the Disney Skyliner.

The system of gondolas connects the Disney Riviera Resort, Disney’s Art of Animation, Pop Century and Caribbean Beach resorts with Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the International Gateway at Epcot.


Not having to worry about how you are getting to the Disney World parks from the resort is just one of the many perks at staying at a Disney resort.

Have you used the Disney World transportation system before? What are your thoughts about it?

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