Location is vital for where to stay during your Walt Disney World vacation. There are a handful of options for those looking for a Resort near Disney Park. These Resorts have short, walkable commutes to at least one of Disney’s four main Parks or Disney Springs.
A quick walk back to your Resort can be great for a quick nap mid-day, a fast exit after a long day in the Park, or even a snack or meal. If it is important to you to have a walking path to one of Disney’s main Parks or Disney Springs, you will want to choose one of these Resorts for your next Walt Disney World vacation.
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa to Magic Kingdom
One of the newer walking paths at Walt Disney World is the path that connects Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa to Magic Kingdom. This walking path will take 15 – 20 minutes, depending on your location within the Resort.
Staying at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is an excellent option for those having a Magic Kingdom-focused trip. The location is exceptionally convenient to Magic Kingdom, and the dining options at Grand Floridian Resort & Spa are fantastic.
From high-end dining at Narcoossee’s or Citricos to quick casual service at Gasparilla Grill, Guests have so many options when it comes to dining. The short walk makes it easy to head back during the day from Magic Kingdom.
Disney’s Polynesian Resort to Magic Kingdom/TTC
Another Disney Resort that provides a walking path to Magic Kingdom is Disney’s Polynesian Resort. Although this walk will be closer to 25-30 minutes because you walk through Disney’s Grand Floridian, it is still an excellent walk during those beautiful days.
Keep in mind that right now, construction is happening at Disney’s Polynesian Resort as they work on the new DVC tower. Because of this, we wouldn’t recommend the walking path at this time. Once construction has wrapped up, Guests will have a fantastic walk to Magic Kingdom.
Guests staying at Disney’s Polynesian Resort also have a quick walk to the Ticket and Transportation Center. Here Guests can access the monorail to either Magic Kingdom or EPCOT. This is an excellent option for those staying at this tropical Disney Resort.
Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Bay Lake Tower to Magic Kingdom
Bay Lake Tower and Disney’s Contemporary Resort are the final Disney Resorts that allow Guests to walk to Magic Kingdom. Disney’s Contemporary Resort was the first Disney Resort to provide Guests with a walking path to the magic.
This is the shortest walk for Guests taking around 10 minutes. This short walk makes it easy to get to the Magic Kingdom and head back during the day for meals, pool time, and naps. Remember that the monorail goes right through Disney’s Contemporary Resort, making it easy for Guests to get to EPCOT after a quick switch at the Ticket and Transportation Center.
For those planning to spend most of their trip at Magic Kingdom, these two gorgeous Resorts are fantastic options.
Disney’s Boardwalk Inn to EPCOT or Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Moving over the Crescent Lake area, a few Resorts allow Guests to easily walk to and from both EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Disney’s Boardwalk Inn is a quick and easy five-minute walk to EPCOT’s International Gateway entrance.
Guests can also walk to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, which will be closer to 15-20 minutes. It is a beautiful walk that follows that water.
Disney’s Beach Club and Yacht Club Resorts to EPCOT or Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Disney’s Beach and Yacht Club Resorts are across from Disney’s Boardwalk Inn. These Resorts also offer walking paths to EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
The length of your walk will be impacted based on which of these two Resorts you book. Being in Yacht Club would provide a closer walk for those wanting to spend more time at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. On the other hand, Beach Club would put them closer to this entrance for those who wish to enjoy EPCOT.
For those planning to spend a lot of time at EPCOT for a festival, staying at one of these three Resorts is a great option. They provide quick access to EPCOT’s International Gateway, allowing Guests to enter through the France Pavilion.
These Disney Resorts also provide excellent access to Disney’s Skyliner. This fantastic mode of transportation is a perfect way to see more of Walt Disney World and visit some other outstanding Disney Resorts such as Disney’s Riviera, Disney’s Caribbean Beach, Pop Century, and Art of Animation.
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa to Disney Springs
If you plan to enjoy the fantastic dining and music at Disney Springs, then a stay at Disney’s Saratoga Springs is critical. Although this large Resort might feel far from the Theme Parks, it is incredibly close to Disney Springs.
Guests can use the walking path that takes them right into the extensive shopping and entertainment district. Enjoy meals, watch a movie, bowl, or stroll through the stores for a fun evening. For the closest walk, consider a stay around the Congress Park building.
Where you stay at Walt Disney World can significantly impact your trip experience. Think about where you will spend your time during your vacation and use that to help guide which fabulous Disney Resort you will stay.
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These Disney Resorts put you right near specific Disney magic and can be an excellent option for those looking for easy, comfortable transportation during their days.