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Walt Disney World Transportation Information


One of the perks of staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel is the complimentary transportation and proximity to the parks. Once you arrive at your resort, you have a variety of methods to travel to and from the Disney parks, resorts, and Disney Springs, all included with your stay.  

If you have not been before, here is a guide to understanding how Walt Disney World transportation operates. Once you arrive, you'll also find friendly Cast Members who are happy to help direct you, should you have questions while on vacation. 

Transportation Basics

You can travel directly between:
You CANNOT go directly from resort to resort, or from Disney Springs to the theme parks.

Resort to Resort: You'll need to take two methods of transportation.
  • You can take the first bus that arrives to any park or Disney Springs. From there, you can transfer to the resort you wish to visit.
  • If you are going to a Deluxe Resort, you may want to go to the park nearest that resort, and take the alternative transportation from that park to the resort. For example, when going to Disney's  Contemporary Resort, you could take a bus to the Magic Kingdom, and then either walk or take the Monorail to your final destination. (See below for full list of Deluxe Resort transportation options.)
  • Lyft or Minnie Vans will be the quickest way to get from resort to resort, but are not included and will incur an extra fee. If you think you might want to use this service on your trip, make sure you have the Lyft app installed on your phone before your trip.
Park to Disney Springs: If you need to go to Disney Springs from a park, you can grab the first resort bus that comes along. From there, you can transfer to a Disney Springs bus. To go in reverse- from Disney Springs to a park- hop on a resort bus, and transfer to the park bus from that resort. You can either take the first resort bus you see- or it would be wise to go to a resort near the park you wish to visit (for example: take a Contemporary bus and walk to the Magic Kingdom. See below for options). Disney does offer one-way bus service from the theme parks to Disney Springs from 4pm until 11pm or 1 hour after theme parks close. Check the transportation boards when departing the park to see if bus service is offered.

Transportation Beyond Buses

Magic Kingdom Area
Epcot Area

Animal Kingdom Area
Disney Springs Area

Disney Skyliner

This state-of-the-art gondola system conveniently connects Disney's Hollywood Studios and International Gateway at Epcot to the following Resort hotels: Disney's Riviera ResortDisney's Caribbean Beach ResortDisney's Art of Animation Resort and Disney's Pop Century Resort. The main hub is at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort where you can transfer between the Hollywood Studios and Epcot Lines.
Planning a Walt Disney World vacation? We are here to help! Contact your Kingdom Konsultant travel professional or submit a request form for a free quote today. Make sure to check out our Planning for Walt Disney World Vacations page for more posts. 

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What other questions do you have about Walt Disney World transportation options? Do you have a favorite mode of Walt Disney World transportation? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.


Maci Schau
Maci is an avid foodie and loves trying out new restaurants and seasonal food offerings in the parks.  You can email Maci at maci@kingdomkonsultant.com.

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