As paramount as the theme park experience is to Walt Disney World® Resort, enjoying the experience of getting there is important, too. While buses and driving still serve as the primary transportation option for guests, Disney offers some fast, green and beautiful ways to travel from Walt Disney World Resort hotels. All Disney transportation typically begins operations 45 minutes prior to park openings.
Those who drive from home or rent a vehicle can park at the Disney parks. With parking lots bigger than the parks themselves, there is plenty of room to accommodate guests. It is important to know that the earlier you arrive, the closer lot to the park’s exit you will be able to park in for those late nights carrying your half-asleep kids to the car.
Still one of the most common Disney-provided methods of traveling to the theme parks, buses arrive at resorts approximately every 20-30 minutes, though buses at resorts near parks with the Disney Skyliner now see those buses arriving at hour-long intervals.
Ferryboats and water taxis take guests to the parks from all resorts with water access. It is a more leisurely, slow-moving option than the others, and is the perfect option for those searching for a relaxing start to their day.
Several resorts have the iconic monorail run straight through them and let guests out directly in front of park security. It is one of the most storied modes of transportation on all of property, and is an enormous benefit to those staying at the monorail resorts.
The Minnie Van systems operates through the Lyft app and works like most ride share services, although they are restricted to primarily on-property travel and Orlando International Airport.
The newest form of transportation, the Disney Skyliner takes guests from Disney’s Riviera Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and Disney’s Pop Century Resort to Epcot® and Disney’s Hollywood Studios®.
These cable-suspended cabins transport guests over gorgeous scenery in a method that reduces emissions and is more efficient.