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Quick Overview of Disney Transport Options

Disney operate its own transportation system at Walt Disney World and it is a privately run transportation system.

Most movements are made using buses that run along the public and private roads of the resort. Other transportation is provided by the Walt Disney World Monorail system and ferry.

Except where monorail or ferry service exists or walking is practical, direct bus service is provided from every hotel to every attraction, and between attractions, it does not provide direct transportation between hotels unless they happen to be on the same bus route.

No service is provided between Downtown Disney and other attractions, except Typhoon Lagoon, which is on the same route.

Disney Transport buses also take cast members employees around the resort; these buses are marked ‘Special’ or ‘VIP Cast Member’.

The resort also maintains a fleet of watercraft providing additional access between various Disney resorts and parks. While some route duplication does take place, the watercraft provide a more scenic, and some would say romantic, way to travel from one location to another.

The most well-known boats are the large ferries that traverse the Seven Seas Lagoon between the Transportation and Ticket Centre and the Magic Kingdom.  There are also water launches which link the Magic Kingdom to the Grand Floridian and the Polynesian Resorts .

Water launches also connect over to Bay Lake using an unusual water bridge to reach the Contemporary, Wilderness Lodge and Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground.

Friendship launches operate on the World Showcase Lagoon in Epcot.

Other Friendship launches connect Epcot’s International Gateway to Disney’s Hollywood Studios via Crescent Lake, with additional service to the Boardwalk, the Beach/Yacht Club, the Swan and the Dolphin Hotel.

Water taxis link Port Orleans resort and Old Key West to Downtown Disney along the Sassagoula River

Other Disney-run transportation exists in the form of trams at the theme park parking lots, and railroads in the Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

 

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