Here’s What You Need to Know about WDW Transportation- Including Updates and Start Dates

We’re less than a week away from returning to the magic, and Walt Disney World just shared an update on transportation.

Buses

  • Bus service from Disney Resort hotels begins 45 minutes prior to park opening and ends 1 hour prior to park closing.
  • Return service to Disney Resort hotels ends 1 hour after park closing.

Getting to Disney Water Parks from a Disney Resort Hotel

  • Disney Water Park bus service operates at approximately 30-minute intervals.
  • Bus service from Disney Resort hotels begins 45 minutes prior to park opening and ends 1 hour prior to park closing.
  • Return service to Disney Resort hotels ends 1 hour after park closing.

Getting to Disney Springs

  • Bus service from Disney Resort hotels operates from 45 minutes before opening until 1:00 AM.
  • Return service to Disney Resort hotels ends at 2:00 AM.
  • One-way bus service from the 4 Disney theme parks operates daily from 4:00 PM until 11:00 PM or 1 hour after theme parks close, whichever is earlier.

Getting Between Different Disney Theme Parks, Water Parks and Resort Hotels

Please ask a Cast Member to assist you in planning your trip from one park to another. The most direct route may involve a combination of bus, monorail, boat or walking.

Water Transportation 

Turn your travel into a treat on our fleet of boats that’s an attraction in itself.

Take in the scenery and relax with welcome breezes as you sail around Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake. Feel the wind in your hair and the magic in the air as you cruise Crescent Lake and Lake Hollywood. Water taxis and ferries sail to and from Magic Kingdom park, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney Springs. Most routes run on 15- to 30-minute intervals.

Magic Kingdom Park
Accessible by water launch (also known as water taxi) from:

Ferryboats connect Magic Kingdom park to the Transportation and Ticket Center.

Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Accessible by boat from:

Disney Springs
Accessible by ferryboat from:

Hours of operation vary subject to water and weather conditions. Please note that no luggage or alcohol of any type is permitted on Disney watercraft. All strollers must be folded and stowed out of the aisle. Medical strollers for disabled Guests will be treated as wheelchairs.

Monorail

Soar high in the sky aboard our world-famous monorail—originally conceived as a public transport for the future!

The Walt Disney World Monorail System has 3 separate beams that travel throughout Walt Disney World Resort and make the following stops:

Additionally, there are express round-trip services from the Transportation and Ticket Center to 2 theme parks: Epcot and Magic Kingdom park.

Skyliner

Cruise around Walt Disney World Resort in style—riding incredible, new aerial gondolas!

Glide across the sky on this grand, state-of-the-art gondola system, conveniently connecting Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the International Gateway at Epcot to the following Disney Resort hotels:

The Disney Skyliner station at International Gateway at Epcot is located just a short stroll away from Disney’s BoardWalk entertainment district, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, Disney’s Beach Club Resort and Disney’s BoardWalk Inn.

Minnie Vans and other watercraft  Stay tuned for return dates.

 

Kristi is the Media and PR Director for The Kingdom Insider. She's a lifelong Disney fan and grew up spending her family vacations at the Happiest Place on Earth. She resides in Florida with her husband and two boys, ages 4 and 6.