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 Transportation to and from WDW

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some questions that are frequently asked about Transportation to, from and within WDW Resort. If you can’t find the answer to your question, please call (407) WDW-MAGIC (939-6244).

What is the best way to get to WDW Resort from the Orlando International Airport? 

Your best option is to use Disney’s Magical Express Service.

With Disney’s Magical Express Service, your vacation starts the moment you land at Orlando International Airport.

Don’t bother picking up your luggage when you arrive; Disney takes you from the airport to check-in, while your bags go straight from the plane to your room. Save on transportation costs, tolls, parking, and more – the service is complimentary.

Enjoy comfortable transportation to and from the airport in deluxe air-conditioned motor coaches.

When your vacation’s over, you and your bags are whisked back from your Disney Resort to the airport.

What are the best driving routes to the WDW Resort?

If you’re traveling by car, it’s easy to find the WDW Resort. It is located southwest of Orlando, off Interstate 4, west of the Florida Turnpike.

  • Atlanta, GA: I-75 South to the Florida Turnpike South toward Orlando to Interstate 4 West to WDW Resort Exits
  • Boston, MA: I-95 South to I-4 West to WDW Exits
  • Chicago, IL: I-65 South to I-24 East to I-75 South to the Florida Turnpike South toward Orlando to Interstate 4 West to WDW Resort Exits
  • Columbia, SC: I-26 East to I-95 South to I-4 West to WDW Exits
  • Dallas, TX: I-20 East to I-49 South to I-10 East to I-75 South to the Florida Turnpike South toward Orlando to Interstate 4 West to WDW Resort Exits
  • Hilton Head Island, SC: US 278 West to I-95 South to I-4 West to WDW Exits
  • New Orleans, LA: I-10 East to I-75 South to the Florida Turnpike South toward Orlando to Interstate 4 West to WDW Resort Exits
  • New York, NY: I-95 South to I-4 West to WDW Exits
  • Raleigh, NC: I-95 South to I-4 West to WDW Exits
  • Washington, DC: I-95 South to I-4 West to WDW Exits

What are the best driving routes to the WDW Resort from within Florida?

WDW Resort is located southwest of Orlando, off Interstate 4, west of the Florida Turnpike. Routes from some major Florida starting points:

  • From Interstate 95, U.S. Highway 1 or southbound on the Florida Turnpike: take I-4 West to WDW Exits
  • From southbound Interstate 75: take the Florida Turnpike South to Interstate 4 West to WDW Resort Exits
  • From northbound on the Florida Turnpike: take Osceola Parkway which connects with U.S. Highway 192 and the WDW Resort
  • From the Daytona area: take I-4 West to WDW Exits
  • From the Tampa area: take I-4 East to WDW Exits
  • From Miami/Ft. Lauderdale: take the Florida Turnpike North to Osceola Parkway West (Exit 249) to WDW Exits
  • From Northeast Florida: take I-95 South to I-4 West (Exit 260B, old 86) to WDW Exits
  • From Northwest Florida: take I-75 South to Florida Turnpike South (Exit 328, old 65), to I-4 West (Exit 259) to WDW Exits
  • From the Ocala Welcome Center — located at I-75 (Exit 350, old 68): take I-75 South to Florida Turnpike South (Exit 65), to I-4 West (Exit 259) to WDW Exits
  • From Orlando International Airport: take OIA South Exit (FL 417S – Toll) to the Osceola Parkway West (Exit 3) to WDW Exit
  • From Sanford Airport: take Lake Mary Blvd. West to FL 417 South to the Osceola Parkway West to WDW Exits

There are so many WDW Interstate Exits. Which ones should I take?  

Each of the Exits will take you to various parts of the WDW Resort. Some highlights from each exit:

Exit 67:

Attractions: Epcot, Downtown Disney area, Boardwalk, Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

Epcot Resort Area: Yacht Club and Disney Beach Club Resorts, Boardwalk Inn and Villas, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, the Swan and Dolphin Hotels, Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course

Downtown Disney Resort Area: Old Key West Resort, Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter, Port Orleans Resort – Riverside, Lake Buena Vista Golf Course

Exit 65:

Attractions: Animal Kingdom Theme Park, Wide World of Sports Complex, Blizzard Beach

Animal Kingdom Resort Area: All-Star Movies Resort, All-Star Music Resort, All-Star Sports Resort, Coronado Springs Resort, Animal Kingdom Lodge, Pop Century Resort, Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Course

Exit 64:

Attractions: Magic Kingdom Park, Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Magic Kingdom Resort Area: Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Contemporary Resort, Polynesian Resort, Wilderness Lodge, Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, and The Villas at Wilderness Lodge, Eagle Pines Golf Course, Magnolia Golf Course, Osprey Ridge Golf Course, Oak Trail Golf Course, Palm Golf Course, Disney’s Wedding Pavilion

What is the best way to get around within the WDW Resort?

There are many modes of transportation within the WDW Resort, including Bus, Boat and Monorail. A rundown of transportation within the resort:

By Bus:

Most areas of the WDW Resort are accessible by bus from other areas within the Resort, including Theme Parks*, Water Parks, the Disney Resorts and the Downtown Disney area. Buses travel on routes throughout the Resort and do not provide direct service between all destinations.

*Magic Kingdom Park is not accessible by bus from Contemporary Resort, Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and Polynesian Resort. These Resorts provide monorail transportation to the park.

By Boat:

The Magic Kingdom Park is accessible by water launch from Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Polynesian Resort, Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground and Wilderness Lodge. The Disney ferryboats connect the Magic Kingdom Park to the Transportation and Ticket Center (adjacent to Magic Kingdom parking).

Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios are accessible by boat from Boardwalk Inn and Villas Resort, Yacht Club and Beach Club Resorts and the Swan and Dolphin Hotels.

Downtown Disney is accessible by ferryboat from Port Orleans Resort and Old Key West Resort.

By Monorail:

Disney’s monorail runs between the Magic Kingdom Park, Contemporary Resort, Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Polynesian Resort and the Transportation and Ticket Center (adjacent to the Magic Kingdom parking lot). A connecting monorail takes

Guests from the Transportation and Ticket Center to Epcot.

What WDW Resort Area is my Resort Hotel located in?

You will see signs on the Interstate for different Resort Areas. Here are the Hotels in each area:

Magic Kingdom Area:

  • Contemporary Resort
  • Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Polynesian Resort
  • Wilderness Lodge
  • Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground Cabins
  • Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground Campsite
  • Villas at Wilderness Lodge

Epcot Area:

  • Beach Club Resort
  • Boardwalk Inn
  • Yacht Club Resort
  • Beach Club Villas
  • Boardwalk Villas
  • Dolphin
  • Swan
  • Caribbean Beach Resort

Animal Kingdom Area:

  • Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Coronado Springs Resort
  • All Star Movies Resort
  • All Star Music Resort
  • All Star Sports Resort

Downtown Disney area:

  • Port Orleans Resort French Quarter
  • Port Orleans Resort Riverside
  • Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
  • Old Key West Resort

Wide World of Sports Area:

  • Pop Century Resort

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