Instead of the famous movie title “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles”, the story of getting around the Walt Disney World Resort could be called: “Buses, Boats, and Monorails”.
Once you get inside the Walt Disney World Resort there is a wide variety of free transportation to get you from here to there.
The Walt Disney World Resort has a fleet of over 230 buses that collectively travel over 12 million miles each year. The Disney Buses can take you from your resort to all four theme parks, both water parks, and Downtown Disney. A separate bus runs to each of the parks and Downtown Disney.
You may also use the buses to get to different resorts, but you will have to change buses at one of the parks or Downtown Disney.
There are also buses that will take you directly from park to park, in order to make it easier for Park Hopping.
Disney uses a variety of different boats to transport you across their seas and along their waterways.
You can take a Ferryboat from the Ticket and Transportation Center to get to the Magic Kingdom. There are motor launches that run from the Magic Kingdom area resorts to the park as well. There are also motor cruisers that run from Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Fort Wilderness Campground to the Magic Kingdom.
There are boats that run from Port Orleans Riverside and French Quarter, & Old Key West resorts to Downtown Disney along the Sassagoula River.
There is also a boat that will take you from the International Gateway of Epcot to Disney’s Hollywood Studios with stops at the Boardwalk, Yacht & Beach Club, and the Swan & Dolphin resorts along the way.
Disney World has a fleet of 12 monorails that carry over 22 million passengers each year along the 14.7 miles of track. They have a top speed of 40 mph.
You can use the monorail to get from the Ticket and Transportation Center to either Epcot or the Magic Kingdom.
There is also a monorail loop that links the Contemporary, the Polynesian, and Grand Floridian Resorts to the Magic Kingdom.
If you are one of the first in line for the monorail, don’t forget to ask a cast member if you can ride up front. The only have room for one family at a time, but it is quite an experience if you get the opportunity.
Disney World’s Transportation System is so impressive; it even has its own line of Trading Cards.
After you have mastered your way around each of the parks, it can be a lot of fun to see how many different types of transportation you can use during your trip.
So don’t forget to leave the driving to the Cast Members on your next vacation.
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