Disney Transportation, How to get around at Disney World

A vacation at Walt Disney World® Resort really is like living a bubble of magic. One of the greatest perks of staying on property at the Most Magical Place on Earth is that you don’t need a car. Transportation is easily available for a range of cost from affordable to luxury to get you from the airport to your resort. Once you’re on property, Disney’s transportation is easy to use and fun too! 

Here is the best list for getting from one place to another during your vacation.

How to get to Magic Kingdom
  • From Disney’s Hollywood Studios® or Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park – Bus*
  • From EPCOT®– Monorail to the TTC (Ticket and Transportation Center) then transfer to Express or Resort Monorail. 
  • From Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Bay Lake Tower – Monorail or boat. Walking path is a great option from Contemporary or Grand Floridian. Bus* is also often available.
  • From Ft. Wilderness Cabins and Campground or Wilderness Lodge Resort – Boat. Bus* is also often available. 
  • From ALL other Resorts – Bus*
How to get to Hollywood Studios
  • From Disney’s Animal Kingdom® or Disney’s Magic Kingdom® Park – Bus*
  • From EPCOT®– there are two entrances to this park. I recommend the exiting at the International Gateway then use the Friendship Boats or Skyliner, you can also walk (it’s about 1 mile) from here to get to Hollywood Studios® . If you are exiting from the main entrance at EPCOT®, you’ll have to hop on a bus to get to Hollywood Studios®. I don’t recommend it.
  • From Disney’s Boardwalk Inn, Yacht Club Resort, Beach Club Resort, Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin – walking path, or take the Friendship Boats.
  • From Disney’s Riviera Resort, Caribbean Beach Resort, Art of Animation Resort, Pop Century Resort – Skyliner. Transfers on the Skyliner may be required. Buses are not available from these resorts.
  • From ALL other Resorts – Bus*
How to get to EPCOT
  • From Hollywood Studios® – To the International Gateway – Skyliner or Friendship Boat. To the Main Entrance – Bus*, I do not recommend this.
  • From Animal Kingdom Park® – Bus*
  • From Magic Kingdom Park®, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, Contemporary Resort and Bay Lake Tower – Resort Monorail to TTC (Transportation and Ticket Center) then transfer to EPCOT® Monorail. It is also possible to walk to the TTC from these locations.
  • From Disney’s Boardwalk Inn, Yacht Club Resort, Beach Club Resort, Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin – Walk to the entrance at the International Gateway or take a Friendship Boat
  • From Disney’s Riviera Resort, Caribbean Beach Resort, Art of Animation Resort or Pop Century Resort – Skyliner. Transfers on the Skyliner may be required. Buses are not available from these resorts.
  • From ALL other Resorts – Bus*
How to Get to Disney’s Animal Kingdom
  • From ALL Resorts – Bus* 
  • From ALL Parks – Bus*
How to Get to the Water Parks
  • Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park from ALL Resorts – Before 1pm, take a bus to Disney Springs that continues to Typhoon Lagoon. After 1pm, Transfer to another bus is needed.
  • Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park – Take a bus to Animal Kingdom and transfer to a Blizzard Beach bus.
How to Get to Disney Springs
  • From Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside, Port Orleans French Quarter  Resorts Boat or Bus*
  • From Disney’s Old Key West Resort or Saratoga Springs Resort – Boat, Bus, walking path. Check the resort maps to determine how long the walk might be.
  • From ALL other Resorts – Bus*
How to Get from one Resort to another Resort

Take any form of transportation to the nearest Park or Disney Springs and then take available transportation to your Destination Resort. Seriously enjoy the “bubble”. Skyliner and Monorail are almost always faster than a bus. 

Minnie Vans have returned and while they are an extra cost, they’re a quick way to get from one place to another. Especially early morning or late night, and a great way to avoid the bus.

*Bus service between Parks is occasionally based on Attendance and is not always available. Please see a Cast Member to see if Park-to-Park Bus Service is available on that particular day.