Disney transportation is magical- really, it is! Once I get to Orlando, I don't have to worry about it at all. Magical Express gets me from the airport. Buses, boats and monorails get me where I need to go once I'm on property. There are additional ways to get around once inside the parks- Peoplemovers, railroads, segways, safari jeeps and more! Even if I drive my own car to Walt Disney World, once I'm at my resort, the car is parked.
One of my favorite ways to get from place to place at Walt Disney World is the Disney buses. Walt Disney World Resort is about 39 square miles and is home to over 25 resorts, 4 theme parks, 1 shopping district, 2 water parks and more. The WDW buses can carry guests to all of those locations too! Did you know there are more than 270 WDW buses carrying guests from place to place? This makes the WDW bus fleet the third largest in Florida behind Miami and Jacksonville! Pretty impressive.
The bus service is complimentary and is available beginning one hour before park opening and continuing until one hour after closing. The Downtown Disney area is opened longer, so these buses will run until 2:00am. The time it takes to travel from one stop to the next depends on how far you are traveling- obviously! Some routes may require a transfer. There are several apps that can help you get from point A to point B. Two I have used in the past are Transportation Wizard and Buses, Boats and Monorails.
The buses pick up guests in well marked locations at all resorts and parks. If you have questions about where your bus should be, ask a cast member. All buses are equipped to carry guests in wheelchairs, ECVs and medical strollers. However, these guests may have to wait for several buses to come before there is room for their chair. All baby strollers must be folded prior to entering the bus. They must be stowed out of the aisle. Walt Disney World Resort buses do not allow luggage or alcohol on board.
WDW Focus has an incredible subway style map they have created showing the entire resort and different transportation routes. It's one of my favorite maps!
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