Walt Disney World Transportation Guide
Types of Transportation
Disney provides complimentary, air-conditioned bus service around Walt Disney World.
- To/From Theme Parks: Buses operate on 20-minute intervals starting 45 minutes before park opening and ending 2 hours after park closing.
- To/From Water Parks: Buses operate on 30-minute intervals starting 45 minutes before park opening and ending 75 minutes after park closing.
- To/From Disney Springs: Buses operate on 20-minute intervals starting 45 minutes before park opening and ending at 2:00am.
Disney operates three different Monorail lines all originating from the Transportation and Ticketing Center (TTC). It is free for guests and non-guests to ride the Monorail.
- The Resort Monorail makes a loop from the TTC to the Magic Kingdom with stops at the Grand Floridian, Contemporary and Polynesian Resorts.
- The Express Monorail makes a loop between the TTC and the Magic Kingdom without stopping at the resorts.
- The Epcot Monorail makes a loop between the TTC and Epcot
FERRY BOATS – The ferry runs between the Transportation and Ticket Center and the Magic Kingdom.
FRIENDSHIP BOATS – Friendship boats run a loop which includes Hollywood Studios, the Swan, Dolphin, Boardwalk, Yacht and Beach Club resorts, and Epcot. The Friendship boats are the only vehicles serving Hollywood Studios and Epcot from these resorts. (There are no buses to these locations.) There are also Friendship boats inside Epcot, servicing the World Showcase area.
MOTOR LAUNCH BOATS – Gold flag motor launches loop between the Magic Kingdom, the Grand Floridian, and the Polynesian. Blue flag motor launches loop between the Contemporary, Wilderness Lodge and Fort Wilderness.
*Strollers and wheelchairs must be folded in order to board. ECVs are not permitted.
MOTOR CRUISER BOATS – Green flag motor cruisers loop between the Magic Kingdom and Fort Wilderness. Red flag motor cruisers loop between the Magic Kingdom and the Wilderness Lodge.
- Need to get to another resort for a dinner reservation?
- Leaving one of the parks at closing with tired and cranky kids?
- Feel like you can’t just can’t take one more step?
Call a Minnie Van!
Minnie Van service is a great way to get around the resort quickly and in comfort. They are driven by specially trained Disney Cast Members to get you to where you need to go as quickly as possible.
The Minnie Vans can accommodate six people, with two forward-facing or rear-facing Graco 4Ever car seats available at no extra charge. The drivers are trained how to properly install the car seats as well.
How it works:
Minnie Van service works with the Lyft app. Simply open the Lyft app from anywhere within Walt Disney World Resort to access Minnie Van service, request a ride and pay for it through the app—or call (407) 828-3500 to request an accessible vehicle. Cars are usually minutes away.
To request a ride through the Lyft app:
- Open the app and select your Walt Disney World destination
- Confirm your pick-up location and tap “Select Minnie Van”; if Minnie Van service is not the default vehicle type displayed, you will need to swipe through your vehicle options until Minnie Van service is displayed
- The app will display a map tracking the vehicle en route—along with an identifying vehicle number to help you spot your car
- Prices vary based on distance traveled from pick-up location to requested destination within Walt Disney World Resort.
- You’ll see the total cost and pay for the service conveniently through the Lyft app.
Remember that the Minnie Van is a luxury service. And as such you it can be quite expensive. This is not a service that you would want to plan on using on a daily basis. A short trip will cost more than $25. Plan wisely and use it only when absolutely necessary.
Hours of Operation:
Minnie Van service operates from 6:30 AM to 12:30 AM daily. Hours of operation are subject to change.
Need an Accessible Vehicle? Call a Minnie Van
Please call a Minnie Van Service Specialist at (407) 828-3500 to request an accessible vehicle. Requests can be made 45 to 60 minutes prior to needing the vehicle. Minnie Van vehicles can accommodate guests with standard wheelchairs, motorized vehicles and electric conveyance vehicles (ECVs); however, an additional wait time may occur.
This state-of-the-art gondola system connects Hollywood Studios and the International Gateway at Epcot with the following resorts:
- Art of Animation
- Pop Century
- Caribbean Beach
- Riviera Resort
The station at International Gateway at Epcot is just a short walk away from Disney’s Boardwalk Entertainment District, Yacht Club and Beach Club Resorts, and Boardwalk Inn.