5 Reasons We Absolutely Love Walt Disney World Transportation

Many guests love going on a Walt Disney World vacation since there is truly something for everyone to enjoy. Guests can spend time in four theme parks, two water parks, dozens of resorts, and Disney Springs enjoying lots of amazing experiences. With so many things to do and see while in Disney, it is no surprise that the property is massive! Spanning nearly forty seven square miles, Walt Disney World is a huge property with plenty of room for expansion in the future. Since guests want to be able to do it all while on a Disney vacation, they need to be able to get around easily and thankfully the transportation in Walt Disney World allows them to do so. Here are five reasons why guests absolutely love Walt Disney World transportation.


5. It’s Complimentary –

Guests who stay on property at a Walt Disney World Resort are treated to complimentary transportation for anywhere they wish to go. Guests need only locate the closest bus stop, dock, or station from their hotel room and be treated to easy and complimentary transportation to and from the theme parks, water parks, and Disney Springs. Guests especially love that the transportation is complimentary as it allows them to kick back, not worry about driving or traffic, and be able to relax while enjoying Walt Disney World. The only exception to complimentary is if you decide to use the Minnie Van Service provided by Lyft which comes at an extra fee.

4. It’s Consistent –

One of the biggest perks of Walt Disney World transportation is its reliability. No matter what mode of transportation a guest is waiting on, it is sure to show up in a timely fashion. By knowing that the transportation system is consistent and reliable, guests can avoid stressing about getting to a location by a certain time in order to make a reservation, tour, or FastPass. Without worrying about when the bus, boat, or monorail will show up, guests can spend more time relaxing and enjoying their vacation!

3. Many Different Types –

Guests love using the transportation system in Walt Disney World thanks to its variety. Depending on what Disney Resort a guest is staying in or where they are traveling to, there are several modes of transportation available. All Disney Resorts offer bus transportation to the theme parks and Disney Springs as well as return service. Guests who are staying near the Magic Kingdom can utilize the monorail system which makes a massive loop around Seven Seas Lagoon stopping at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Disney’s Contemporary Resort, the Transportation and Ticket Center, and the Magic Kingdom. Guests who are looking to get from the Magic Kingdom area to Epcot can hop aboard the monorail and transfer to a different line at the Transportation and Ticket Center to be whisked away to Epcot. In addition, guests staying around Seven Seas Lagoon can enjoy a leisurely sail on a ferry boat or small boat to and from the Magic Kingdom. Guests who are staying on Crescent Lake near Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios can revel in the ease of taking a small boat to and from both parks. Guests who are staying at Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort, Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort, Old Key West Resort, or Saratoga Springs Resort can hop aboard a small boat which will sail them to and from Disney Springs. The Disney Skyliner is scheduled to open on September 29, 2019 and will connect to Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Caribbean Beach Resort, Rivera Resort, Art of Animation and Pop Century. Lastly, is the Minnie Van Service which comes at an extra cost provided by Lyft and is available at several Walt Disney World Resorts. With so many enjoyable modes of transportation to easily get around Walt Disney World, it’s no shock that guests love using the system!

2. The Monorail Safety Spiel —

A favorite transportation detail of many guests visiting Walt Disney World is the iconic safety spiel that plays frequently on the monorail. Guests often find themselves reciting along with the narrator: “Please stand clear of the doors. Por favor, mantengase alejado de las puertas!”


1. A Musical Touch –

Guests also love the musical details found throughout the Walt Disney World transportation system. Guests who are riding on one of the buses are treated to some classic Disney music as they approach each park. For example, when the resort buses pull into the bus depot at the Magic Kingdom the Mickey Mouse Club March begins playing. In addition, there is always soothing music playing while heading back to the resort from the parks that correlates with that particular resort’s theme. These musical touches add a level of enjoyment and excitement that make guests love the Walt Disney World transportation system even more!

About Caitlin Kane

Caitlin Kane first started visiting Walt Disney World when she was two years old, and despite spending most of that trip quarantined with the chicken pox she managed to fall in love with the place. Visiting WDW every year since, she especially loves learning all about the history and small details of the parks and eating/drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival each fall. When she's not in Disney, Caitlin lives in New York and spends her time counting down the days to her next trip.