Walt Disney World Transportation Guide

Types of Transportation

Bus 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.

Monorail

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

Boat Transportation

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.

Minnie Van

  • 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

Pricing:

  • 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.

Disney Skyliner

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.

Resort Transportation

Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

  • Magic Kingdom: Monorail or Water Taxi
  • Animal Kingdom: Bus
  • Epcot: Bus or Monorail to TTC, transfer to Epcot Monorail
  • Hollywood Studios: Bus
  • Water Parks: Bus
  • Disney Springs: Bus

Contemporary Resort

  •  Magic Kingdom: Monorail, Water Taxi or Walk (5-10 minutes)
  • Animal Kingdom: Bus
  • Epcot: Bus or Monorail to TTC, transfer to Epcot Monorail
  • Hollywood Studios: Bus
  • Water Parks: Bus
  • Disney Springs: Bus

Beach Club and Yacht Club Resorts

  •  Magic Kingdom: Bus or walk to the Epcot monorail station and transfer at the TTC to the Magic Kingdom monorail.
  • Animal Kingdom: Bus
  • Epcot: Walk or Boat
  • Hollywood Studios: Boat
  • Water Parks: Bus
  • Disney Springs: Bus

Boardwalk Inn

  •  Magic Kingdom: Bus or walk to the Epcot monorail station and transfer at the TTC to the Magic Kingdom monorail.
  • Animal Kingdom: Bus
  • Epcot: Walk or Boat
  • Hollywood Studios: Boat
  • Water Parks: Bus
  • Disney Springs: Bus

Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa

  • All theme parks and water parks: Bus
  • Disney Springs: Bus, Boat or Walk

Polynesian Resort

  • Magic Kingdom: Monorail or Water Taxi
  • Animal Kingdom: Bus
  • Epcot: Bus or Monorail to TTC, transfer to Epcot Monorail
  • Hollywood Studios: Bus
  • Water Parks: Bus
  • Disney Springs: Bus

Wilderness Lodge

  • Magic Kingdom: Ferryboat
  • Animal Kingdom: Bus
  • Epcot: Bus
  • Hollywood Studios: Bus
  • Water Parks: Bus
  • Disney Springs: Bus

Animal Kingdom Lodge

  • Animal Kingdom: Bus or short walk.
  • All other theme parks, water parks and Disney Springs: Bus

Swan and Dolphin Resorts

  •  Magic Kingdom: Bus or walk to the Epcot monorail station and transfer at the TTC to the Magic Kingdom monorail.
  • Animal Kingdom: Bus
  • Epcot: Walk or Boat
  • Hollywood Studios: Boat
  • Water Parks: Bus
  • Disney Springs: Bus

Old Key West Resort

  •  Magic Kingdom: Bus or walk to the Epcot monorail station and transfer at the TTC to the Magic Kingdom monorail.
  • All other theme parks and water parks: Bus
  • Disney Springs: Bus or Boat

Ft. Wilderness Resort and Campground

  •  Magic Kingdom: Take an internal bus to the Settlement Depot and board the boat to Magic Kingdom.
  • Animal Kingdom: Take an internal bus to the Outpost Depot and board the Animal Kingdom bus.
  • Epcot: Take an internal bus to the Outpost Depot and board the Epcot bus.
  • Hollywood Studios: Take an internal bus to the Outpost Depot and board the Hollywood Studios bus.
  • Water Parks: Take an internal bus to the Outpost Depot and board the appropriate bus.
  • Disney Springs: Take an internal bus to the Outpost Depot and board the Disney Springs bus.

Port Orleans Resort – Riverside

  • All theme parks and water parks: Bus
  • Disney Springs: Bus or Boat

There are 4 locations to catch the bus:  North (behind Build 80), South (behind the main building), East (behind Building 85) and West (behind Building 25) depots. Port Orleans-Riverside shares bus service with Port Orleans-French Quarter.

Caribbean Beach Resort

  • All theme parks, water parks and Disney Springs: Bus
  • Epcot and Hollywood Studios: Disney Skyliner

Because of the large size of the resort, there are 8 locations to catch the bus: outside of Port Royal, across from Trinidad North, Trinidad South, Jamaica, Aruba, Barbados, Martinique, and at the Custom House.

Coronado Springs Resort

  • All theme parks, water parks and Disney Springs: Bus

Bus stops can be found at El Centro, Casitas, Ranchos, and Ranchos and Cabanas.

Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter

  • All theme parks and water parks: Bus
  • Disney Springs: Bus or Boat

Art of Animation Resort

  • All theme parks, water parks and Disney Springs: Bus
  • Epcot and Hollywood Studios: Disney Skyliner

Pop Century Resort

  • All theme parks, water parks and Disney Springs: Bus
  • Epcot and Hollywood Studios: Disney Skyliner

All Star Resorts

  • All theme parks, water parks and Disney Springs: Bus

Buses sometimes stop at the other All Star resorts to pick up guests.

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