Get The Most of Disney World’s Free Transportation Systems

Disclaimer: My family was invited to attend the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration which was a discounted trip. I was not asked to write about it but my trip but am choosing to do so. All opinions are my own. Also note some photos are from the WDW website please do not take them with expressed permission from Disney.

One of my favorite things at Disney World is the free transportation. I have always admired the system since I was a kid. Later on, I appreciated it even more as I prefer not to drive while on vacation. If you travel as a family, carting around lot’s of equipment, ridesharing can be difficult, not to mention expensive. So with Walt Disney World being as beautiful and sprawled out as it is, it’s wonderful that there are so many ways of getting around and taking everything in. Here is a Guide to Transportation in Walt Disney World.

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Minnie Van

First off, Minnie Van is the perfect service for Disney to offer. It’s a minivan, that looks like Minnie Mouse, and it will take you anywhere in Disney World for a flat fee. This one is not free, but it is ideal for families who don’t have a lot of time to spend getting around or waiting for transportation to arrive. The Minnie Van is Disney’s official ridesharing option that comes with all the perks of Disney’s extraordinary service. To get anywhere in Disney World directly in a Minnie Van is only $25.

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Skyliner

One of Walt Disney Worlds most exciting current projects is the Skyliner. This is a Gondola system like the popular Magic Kingdom attraction Skyway, which has been extinct since 1999. That makes the second Tomorrowland attraction to become a legitimate form of Transportation in Disney World. The Skyliner gondola system will connect guests in The World of Sports and Epcot resort areas to Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Stations are being built-in Epcot outliers Caribbean Beach and The Rivera, as well as Art of Animation and Pop Century. The Skyliner will be fun and an added value to these resorts that previously lacked transportation benefits like a monorail or ferry-boat.

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Monorail

The Monorail is the best way to zip around the Magic Kingdom resort area and take a connecting line to Epcot. It’s the first Disney Tomorrowland attraction to be used as a genuine mode of transportation. The monorail has stations at the Magic Kingdom, The Contemporary,

Transportation Center, Polynesian, and Grand Floridian as well as outside Epcot. It’s the fastest way to get from any of these locations to any of these other locations. You can even bring strollers onboard.

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Water Taxi’s/Ferries

If you are lodged around Bay Lake/Seven Seas Lagoon (Magic Kingdom), Crescent Lake (Epcot), or Disney Springs you will have access to ferry boats and water taxis that take you to the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney Springs as well as visit the other resorts in the area. These boats take Port Orleans, Old Key West, and Saratoga Springs guests to the excitement of Disney Springs. This is also a great way to visit Fort Wilderness from the Magic Kingdom for Trails End and Hoop De Doo Review.

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Buses

The Buses stop everywhere. The Bus stations are large with stops for buses going to all kinds of destinations. Unless you are riding the bus at peak morning or evening hours, it does not get crowded. The Buses are a great free way to go anywhere in Disney World you want to go. The buses, along with the other forms of Disney Transport also have collectors cards featuring them. Whenever you take transportation at Disney World ask for a collectible card. They’re free.

Let’s Talk:

What is your favorite way to get from park to park? Haven’t been to Disney which transportation are you excited to try?

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Disclaimer: My family was invited to attend the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration which was a discounted trip. I was not asked to write about it but my trip but am choosing to do so. All opinions are my own. Also note some photos are from the WDW website please do not take them with expressed permission from Disney.

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Rebecca is a boy mom, traveler, Disney addict, chocolate lover, and tea drinker. She lives in Florida and enjoys good food, good music, and a great book. Her goal in life is to live in the moment and to always be open to new things.

14 Comments

  1. Milena Barrett says:

    That Minnie Van is hysterical! I didn’t realize they have so many options for transportation. Good to know!

    • Yep they got you covered no matter your choice of transportation.

  2. I’ve been on the monorail, ferries and buses a number of times. Disney’s free transportation has always been sufficient for us and quite convenient.

    • I agree they have worked for me. Though I have tried the Minnie Vans and love them too.

  3. We love taking the different transportation options around WDW. My son loves the monorail the best!

    • I can see that. He seems like a monorail kind of guy. I am too. Love the monorail.

  4. The Minnie van is so cute! I would love to try the water taxi/ferrie. It looks like it would be enjoyable on a nice day!

  5. I love all the options they offer. When we went we used the monorails and busses all the time. We also took a boat ride one of the days 🙂

  6. I didn’t know there were so many ways of getting around Disney World! Those Minnie Cars are super cute 🙂

    Louise x

    • Yep Disney has you covered whether you are a water person or a land person.

  7. Disney’s transportation is awesome! It’s so nice not to have a rental car when you are in vacation!

  8. that is so true. I also love you don’t have to fight the traffic when there.

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