Time to put on those walking shoes and head to Walt Disney World Resort’s most magical Park… Magic Kingdom, of course!
The greatest perk of staying at one of the Magic Kingdom Resort Hotels is having the opportunity to skip out on the Transportation Ticket Center (AKA the Magic Kingdom parking lot).
Waiting for Disney’s monorail, buses, or boats with massive Walt Disney World crowds isn’t always a fan-favorite we’ve learned. There are times when a nice morning stroll to open the Park or late evening one to close it down is that perfect dose of calming vibes for a memorable Disney vacation.
Plus, it’s no secret that the Monorail isn’t always the most reliable, and waiting for a bus and or boat can sometimes be rather lengthy.
But, before you come to the conclusion while staying at a Magic Kingdom Resort that you prefer to walk, you’ll need to know a few estimated walk times for the average Guest.
It wasn’t too long ago we were celebrating the opening of the newly constructed walking path between Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and Magic Kingdom Park. The path allows Guests to take in stunning views of the Seven Seas Lagoon during their quiet stroll.
While technically, you could walk from the Transporation Ticket Center (TTC) to the Disney Park, the estimated length of time is roughly 32-35 minutes. In this amount of time, go ahead and save your legs and catch a ride on the TTC Monorail, buses, or of course the Magic Kingdom Ferry.
If you’re staying at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, you are welcome to stroll to the Magic Kingdom, with a path that leads Guests through Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort. The length of time between Disney’s Polynesian and Magic Kingdom is roughly 25-30 minutes.
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is a 12-16 minute walk depending on what area of the Resort Guests are starting from.
Moving along to the other side of the Seven Seas Lagoon, you’ll find Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Disney’s Bay Lake Tower. The walk from these Resorts to Magic Kingdom is the shortest distance, at roughly 10 minutes for the average Guest. Take note that you will need to walk across one main road, but Disney has a pedestrian light at that location.
Thankfully, both walking paths to Magic Kingdom have designated security stations meaning when you arrive at the Park entrance you get to scan your ticket and walk right in without another security check.
We personally enjoy the walk from Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney’s Contemporary Resort, and Bay Lake Tower. Keep in mind, if you have super young kids that are no longer in a stroller or those young at heart Disney adults that struggle with walking distance, you may want to save those legs for the Park!
Lastly, if you’re looking for a walking guide, simply pull up the My Disney Experience App which will show you exactly where you are and how to navigate your way to the Park. Disney also has helpful signs.
Happy walking, Disney fans!