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epcot_monorail_newWalt Disney World is a large and vast vacation theme park and resort complex encompassing some 47 square miles. Taking into account the distance and travel time often found between destinations, transportation suddenly becomes an important consideration and a subject worthy of some discussion.

Walt Disney World offers a variety of means by which you can commute from where you are to where you want or need to be. Overall the Walt Disney World transportation system, which is made up of monorails, boats, buses, and trams, does a good job of moving large numbers of guests between destinations. Even so, if you’re off for a day at a theme park or a night out in Downtown Disney, you need to plan how you will get there.

Complimentary transportation throughout Walt Disney World Resort—including transportation to and from Disney Theme Parks and Disney Water Parks—is available to Guests of select Walt Disney World Resort hotels.

Avoid the hassle of driving and parking, and save time and money with complimentary transportation throughout Walt Disney World Resort.

Take in the sights from an air-conditioned bus, soar high in the sky aboard our world-famous monorail, or embark on a relaxing boat ride—and take advantage of door-to-door service that delivers you from your Resort hotel to all Theme Park gates and throughout Walt Disney World Resort.

Complimentary transportation is available one hour prior to Disney Theme Park opening times and up to one hour after Disney Theme Park closing times. Additionally, buses operate until 3:00 a.m. from the Downtown Disney area.


Most areas throughout Walt Disney World Resort, including Disney Theme Parks, Disney Water Parks, Resort hotels and the Downtown Disney Area, are accessible by bus. Some bus routes may require transfer from one bus to another.


Magic Kingdom theme park is accessible by water launch (also known as water taxi) from:

  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Disney’s Polynesian Resort
  • Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground
  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

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

Epcot theme park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park are accessible by boat from:

  • 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

Downtown Disney Area is accessible by ferryboat from:

  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
  • Disney’s Old Key West Resort
  • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort


Originally conceived as a public transport for the future, the Walt Disney World Monorail System runs between:

  • Magic Kingdom theme park
  • Epcot theme park
  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort – Spa
  • Disney’s Polynesian Resort
  • Transportation and Ticket Center

How It Works

Upon checking into your Walt Disney World Resort hotel, ask a Cast Member at the Front Desk for a Walt Disney World Resort Transportation brochure, and familiarize yourself with the transportation system for your particular Resort hotel in greater detail.

Stop by one of the convenient and well-marked pick-up points at your hotel—and throughout Walt Disney World Resort—and, usually within minutes, your ride will arrive ready to transport you throughout the Resort. Keep in mind that certain destinations are not direct, and that you may be required to take a connecting mode of transport to reach your required stop.