There’s only one way to get around Walt Disney World. You have to walk, right? Actually, while walking is a fine way to move through the parks, there are many other modes of transportation.
Monorail – The Monorail runs through the Magic Kingdom and connects the resorts with the park and the ticket and transportation center. It connects the Magic Kingdom theme park, with the contemporary resort, the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and the Polynesian Resort.
Bus – The Disney Theme Park is most easily traveled by bus. The bus system runs throughout the parks and to each and every resort on the property. They run from one hour before the theme park opens until an hour after it closes. Buses also run until 2:00 am from the Downtown Disney area. Buses are air conditioned and can be a delightful respite on a hot day.
Boat – You might be surprised to learn that boat is one of the most common means for people to get around in Walt Disney World, the connecting theme parks, and the park’s resorts. You can take a Ferry Boat from the Magic Kingdom to the ticket center. You can also take a ferry boat from the following resorts to Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios:
* Disney’s Boardwalk Inn and Villas Resort
* Disney’s Beach Club Resort
* Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
* Walt Disney World Swan Hotel
* Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel
Ferry Boats also go from the following resorts to Downtown Disney:
* Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
* Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
* Disney’s Old Key West Resort
* Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort
And a good old fashioned water launch will take people to the Magic Kingdom from:
* Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
* Disney’s Polynesian Resort
* Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground
* Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
You can also walk, jog, or bicycle from resort to resort on many of the walking paths. All transportation is complimentary for ticket holders and park pass holders. Bus and boat stops are clearly marked and transportation runs continuously throughout the day. It’s common to need to change buses to reach your desired hotel or theme park.
When you’re at Walt Disney World take the time to enjoy all of the modes of transportation that are available. They’re part of what makes a Disney vacation special and can be a comfortable and interesting way to get from one point to another.