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INTERCOT > Info Central > Transportation

Walt Disney World Transportation



If you are staying on-property at Walt Disney World, Disney transportation can get you anywhere you want to go on property. Whether you want to rent a car while staying on-site depends largely on your personal preference, if you plan to visit locations off Disney property, and in some instances, how quickly or conveniently you want to get where you want to go, and just how much you really feel that a car is like a security blanket.

Disney transportation between its resorts and the various theme parks is generally efficient and the least troublesome way to do things. Getting from one Disney resort to another, can be very time-consuming however. Disney transportation doesn't travel off Disney property, so if you plan to visit other local attractions, grocery shop off-property, or dine off-property, consider a rental car.

If you are staying off-property, check to see if the hotel has a Disney shuttle, if not, you will need to rent a car. Make sure you check to see if the shuttle goes to all of Walt Disney World property and if there is a charge for it.


General Internal Transportation Guide:

Monorail transportation is available between Transportation & Ticket Center, Magic Kingdom, and Epcot until 1˝ hours after each park closes. Service to the resorts is available until 11PM or two hours after Magic Kingdom closes, whichever is later. The resort monorail services Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Polynesian Resort, and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

Bus transportation service is available within the Walt Disney World every 15 to 30 minutes. Guests should be directed to their resort bus stop where destinations are posted on signs as well as on bus marquees. Operating schedules are as follows:

Direct service from Ft. Wilderness to Transportation & Ticket Center (for Magic Kingdom), Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, Downtown Disney/Typhoon Lagoon and Animal Kingdom/Blizzard Beach.

 Direct service from the Contemporary, Wilderness Lodge, Polynesian, Grand Floridian and Fort Wilderness to Downtown Disney/Typhoon Lagoon.

Walt Disney World Resort hotels to the Magic Kingdom – one half-hour before park opening until Magic Kingdom closing.

Walt Disney World Resort hotels to Epcot or the Studios - one half-hour before park opening until Epcot and Studio closing.

Walt Disney World Resort hotels to Disney’s Animal Kingdom - one half-hour before park opening until Disney’s Animal Kingdom closing.

Walt Disney World Resort hotels to Blizzard Beach – one half hour before Blizzard Beach opens until closing (runs approx. every 40 minutes for resort guests.

Walt Disney World Resort hotels to Disney’s Wide World of Sports (available on event days only) - guests must board bus to the Disney-MGM Studios, then transfer to bus marked Sports (runs approx. every 20 minutes for resort guests. Round-trip transportation is also available from Downtown Disney Pleasure Island to Disney’s Wide World of Sports from 6PM to 10:45PM.

Transportation & Ticket Center or Epcot to Disney's Hollywood Studios – one half hour prior to park opening until later park closing.

Walt Disney World Resort hotels to Disney’s Winter Summerland, take the Blizzard Beach bus during Blizzard Beach operating hours. Take the All-Star bus at Epcot for transportation to Disney’s Winter Summerland after Blizzard Beach is closed.

Guests traveling between Transportation & Ticket Center and Epcot should be directed to use the monorail. Guests traveling from one Walt Disney World Resort hotel to another should be directed to Downtown Disney Pleasure Island to change buses to their final destination. Guests transferring between resorts go through Downtown Disney. Resort Guests can go directly to Downtown Disney. Guests traveling to Fantasia Gardens & Fantasia Fairways should be directed to the Walt Disney World Swan. After the theme parks close, direct guests to Downtown Disney Pleasure Island to change buses.

The following bus service is available internally at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground:
Pioneer Hall, Meadows Trading Post, Settlement, Outpost, Creekside Meadows, Meadow Complex, all internal campsite stops (7AM - 2AM)

NOTE: Transportation for Downtown Disney Resort Area Hotels guests is provided by an outside service running about every 30 minutes.


Boat Launch service is available as follows:

Ferry - Transportation & Ticket Center, Magic Kingdom (˝ hour before MK opens; pick-up from Magic Kingdom until 45 minutes after park closes)

Green Route - Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground, Magic Kingdom (˝ hour before MK opens; pick-up from MK until 45 minutes after park closes)

Blue Route  - Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground, Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge (7:30AM to 10PM)

Gold Route - Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Polynesian Resort (˝ hour before MK opens until 45 minutes after park closes)

FriendShip - Epcot, Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resort, Swan & Dolphin, Disney’s BoardWalk (8:30AM to 1 hour after park closing);
Disney's Hollywood Studios, Yacht & Beach, Swan & Dolphin, Disney’s BoardWalk (8:30AM to 1 hour after park closing)

Trumbo Ferry - Disney’s Old Key West Resort, Downtown Disney Marketplace and Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa. (12PM to 9:40PM)


Transportation FAQs:

How to get to the Magic Kingdom?
From:
Polynesian Resort, Contemporary & Grand Floridian Resort
Take: Monorail

From: Wilderness Lodge & Fort Wilderness Resort
Take: Boat

From: All Other Resorts
Take: Bus

From: Animal Kingdom or the Studios
Take: Bus to Transportation and Ticket Center, then Monorail or Ferryboat

From: Epcot
Take: Monorail to Transportation and Ticket Center, then Monorail or Ferryboat

From: Downtown Disney
Take: Bus to any resort.  Transfer to Magic Kingdom Bus or take bus to Contemporary Resort and enjoy the short walk to the Magic Kingdom entrance.

How to get to the Disney's Hollywood Studios?

From:
Boardwalk, Yacht Club, Beach Club, Swan & Dolphin
Take: Boat

From: All Other Resorts
Take: Bus

From: Epcot & Animal Kingdom
Take: Bus

From: Fort Wilderness
Take: Bus

From: Magic Kingdom
Take: Monorail or Ferryboat to Transportation and Ticket Center, then Bus

From: Downtown Disney
Take: Bus to Any Resort, then Bus

How to get to the Epcot?

From:
Polynesian Resort, Contemporary Resort & Grand Floridian Resort
Take: Monorail to Transportation and Ticket Center, Transfer to Epcot Monorail

From: Boardwalk, Yacht Club, Beach Club, Swan & Dolphin
Take: Boat or Walk

From: Fort Wilderness Resort
Take: Bus

From: All Other Resorts
Take: Bus

From: Hollywood Studios & Animal Kingdom
Take: Bus

From: Magic Kingdom
Take: Monorail or Ferryboat to Transportation and Ticket Center, then Transfer to Epcot Monorail

From: Downtown Disney
Take: Bus to any resort, then bus

How to get to the Animal Kingdom?

From:
All Resorts
Take: Bus

From: Hollywood Studios
Take: Bus

From: Epcot
Take: Bus

From: Magic Kingdom
Take: Monorail or Ferryboat to Transportation and Ticket Center, then Bus

From: Downtown Disney
Take: Bus to any resort, then Bus

How to get to the Downtown Disney and Typhoon Lagoon?

From:
All Resorts
Take: Bus

How to get to Blizzard Beach and Winter Summerland?

From:
All Resorts
Take: Animal Kingdom Bus
(After 9PM - See Cast Member for transportation options back to your resort.)

How to get to Fantasia Gardens?

From:
All Resorts
Take: Bus to Downtown Disney, transfer to Swan/Dolphin Bus, then Walk.

How to get to Wide World of Sports Complex?

From:
All Resorts
Take: Transportation to the Studios, then switch to Wide World of Sports Complex Bus

How to get to All Disney Resorts?

From: Any Resort
Take: Transportation to Downtown Disney or an Open Park, then switch to destination Bus

*All times and routes are subject to change without notice.*

Please Note:
Approximate durations to the various parks can be found on individual Resort Pages.

 

 

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