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Five need-to-know facts about Disney World transport

So you’ve decided to visit Walt Disney World – fantastic! We’re downright envious because the self-confessed ‘Happiest Place on Earth’ is a stupendous day trip each and every visit. To make your trip even better, here’s five need-to-know tips on getting to and from the park both quickly and safely.

What modes of transport exist at Disney World?
Incredibly equivalent to inner San Francisco for its size, Disney World is literally a world unto itself. That means there are an entire range of methods to get around including buses, boats and the resort’s iconic monorail system, all of which are free to the public if you’ve got tickets to at least one of the parks. You’ll be doing plenty of walking inside the parks too so enjoy some light foot relief!
What’s the cheapest way to visit the parks?
Nobody wants to waste money on travel; after all there are tonnes of gift shops, themed eateries and queue-jumping passes where your money is better spent. If you’re staying in one the Walt Disney World Resort hotels, ride Disney’s Magical Express to and from Orlando International Airport, free of charge.

If you’re staying in the popular International Drive and Lake Buena Vista suburbs of greater Orlando, double check whether your reservation offers a complimentary shuttle service to the parks. You’ll find a large majority offer this service.


What’s the most convenient way to visit the parks?
Convenience-wise, visiting Disney World in your own hire car is the best option for some. You can leave when you like and take your pick between preferred or standard parking, available at $40 and $20 for the entire day.

This provides you access to all four parks without the need to move your car once. Once you’ve parked, hop on the complimentary Disney World transportation methods mentioned above and concentrate on enjoying an unbelievable day out!


How late does the transport at Disney World run?
There’s no need to worry that you’ll be left stranded at Disney World! After all, the resort’s buses, monorails and boats all run from around 45 minutes before each park opens to an hour after their respective closing times.

Given each park’s opening hours fluctuate throughout the year, it’s always a good idea to double check opening hours a few days before your trip on the official Disney World website.


How far are the parks away from each other?
As mentioned, the sheer scale of Disney World is huge and that means there are different travel distances involved depending on the parks you intend to visit.

Generally speaking, each of the four parks are just over a 10 minute car journey apart so it’s down to you how quickly you choose to hop from park to park. For instance, if you want to visit Magic Kingdom by a scenic boat ride across the Seven Seas Lagoon, it’ll take longer than boarding the monorail and vice versa.

Whatever method you choose, we’re sure the anticipation and excitable chatter will make any journey breeze by before hours of fun-filled action in this world class resort.



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