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Answering the Top Questions About Disney Transportation

One of the great things about visiting Walt Disney World is the Disney transportation. Once you arrive at Walt Disney World, you can rely on Disney transportation to get you almost anywhere on Disney Property whenever you need.

For those traveling with littles or those that prefer not to drive, Disney transportation allows Guests to sit back and relax as fabulous Disney Cast Members take them to and from the magic.

If Disney transportation seems a little stressful, we have the answers to some of the most significant transportation questions.

Disney Bus, Disney's BoardWalk Inn
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How much does it cost to use?

The best part of Disney transportation is that it is 100% free to use around the Walt Disney World Resort. For all regular Guests visiting, Disney transportation is free and included in your visit to Walt Disney World.

The exception to this rule is Minnie Vans. Minnie Vans is private transportation run by Disney through Lyft. It is through this service that Guests can order a Minnie Van, driven by Cast Members, to take them around Walt Disney World.

Minnie Vans are great for easy access to and from Magic Kingdom as they can park right at the bus area, giving Guests quick access to the Park. Those traveling with children who need car seats will also enjoy Minnie Vans, as these safety seats make it a magical ride for everyone.

Disney Skyliner, FriendShip Boats, Magic Kingdom Ferryboat
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What type of transportation is available?

We have already mentioned Minnie Vans, but numerous other transportation options are available to Guests throughout Walt Disney World. The main option will be buses. These can be found throughout each Disney Park, Disney Springs, and all Disney Resorts. Buses provide transportation to the four Disney Parks as well as Disney Springs.

The two modes of transportation that have become the most iconic are the Disney skyliner and the Disney monorail. Both are unique to Walt Disney World and have become attractions to many Guests.

Finally, Guests can also experience boat transportation while at Walt Disney World. Many Disney Resorts can offer boat transportation to different Parks or Disney Springs.

The wide variety of Disney transportation connects Guests to their Disney Resort and the Disney Parks.

Related: Disney’s Free Transportation

Walt Disney World Monorail System
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Where does the monorail go?

The Disney monorail only connects two Disney Parks. Magic Kingdom and EPCOT are connected via the monorail. Different monorail lines take Guests to other parts of the EPCOT and Magic Kingdom area.

The EPCOT line takes Guests from the Ticket and Transportation Center directly to EPCOT and back again. The only two stops on this route are EPCOT and the TTC. This is a fun ride as you see EPCOT from above, giving you fantastic views of this beautiful Park.

The Express Monorail is a direct connection between the TTC and Magic Kingdom. Although you go through Disney’s Contemporary Resort, you do not make a stop.

Finally, the Resort Monorail makes a loop around Seven Seas Lagoon, stopping at Disney’s Polynesian Resort, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Magic Kingdom, and finally at Disney’s Contemporary Resort before making its way back to the TTC.

The monorail is a fun ride, so take time during your trip to enjoy one of the loops.

Disney Skyliner Inside
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Where does the Disney skyliner go?

The Disney skyliner connects Disney’s Hollywood Studios, EPCOT, and Disney Resorts. The central hub for the skyliner is Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. From there, Guests can head to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Riviera/EPCOT, or Disney’s Pop Century and Art of Animation Resort.

This is a fantastic new addition to Walt Disney World transportation, and we hope that Disney continues to expand it through the Resort. It is quick and easy to use, making crowds go quickly, even the long post-nighttime shows.

Crescent Lake, Disney's Beach Club Resort
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How do I get to another Disney Resort?

Something that Disney Transportation doesn’t offer is direct buses between Disney Resorts. Although it is easy to visit different skyliner or monorail Resorts, there are no options for those staying at Disney Resorts that aren’t on these transportation options.

To visit another Disney Resort, you have to go to a Theme Park and then use the transportation to another Disney Resort. This might mean another bus, catching a boat, or using the skyliner or monorail. This means that your transportation time between Disney Resorts can be extended.

If you are looking to save time, this is also when using a Minnie Van would be helpful. They can easily pick you up at your Disney Resort and take you directly to your Disney Resort of choice. Remember that you can use Lyft and Uber similarly if you are comfortable with those options.

Wheelchair Rental
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I have a stroller, wheelchair, ECV. Can I use Disney Transportation?

All of these items can be transported on Disney transportation. Disney has worked extremely hard to make their transportation welcoming and accessible to all Guests.

On the monorail and skyliner, most of these items can be wheeled right on, making it friendly and easy for Guests. For boats and buses, wheelchairs and strollers must be folded up and held by Guests. Those using an ECV are strapped into the bus making sure the Guests are safe and secure.

Disney Cast Members are great and extremely helpful in ensuring that all Guests are safe and able to use Disney transportation during their vacation. If you have questions, just reach out and ask them.

Those are the top questions around Disney transportation. This is a great feature included in your Walt Disney World stay. Not only does Disney transportation make trips more effortless, but it is also a considerable part of the magic.





Jennifer Retzlaff

Jennifer became a lifelong Disney fan during her first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of her life. She quickly started to introduce her love of Disney to her family with a Disney honeymoon and then family trips when her youngest was 18 months old. She loves the magic that Disney brings to people through theme parks, cruises, and adventures. As a teacher, she tries to bring Disney magic into her classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” She is also part of the Magic Vacation Planner team as a personal travel advisor. With this team, she can now help others plan magical vacations. She loves bringing her love to Disney to readers with How to Disney.

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