The Most Magical Place on Earth is one of the top family vacation destinations in the world, offering world-class entertainment, delicious snacks and dining, and attraction experiences you can’t find anywhere else! Covering nearly 40 square miles, Walt Disney World features four theme parks, two water parks, a shopping and dining district, and over twenty-five resorts. There are so many ways to travel around property, so we’re here to cover one form of Walt Disney World transportation each week. Today we’re talking about bus transportation at Walt Disney World resort!
Let Disney Do The Driving
When you’re on vacation, the last thing you want to worry about is getting to and from the parks each day. Let Disney do the driving on your vacation! Walt Disney World bus transportation is completely complimentary for all guests, whether you’re staying on property or not. With almost 70 Walt Disney World bus stops on property, a bus to your next Disney location is never too far away.
Bus Route Breakdown
Walt Disney World buses operate at 20-minute intervals, and guests can catch buses from Disney Resorts to Disney Theme Parks, Disney Water Parks, Disney Springs, and back again! Bus service to and from each Disney Theme Park to Disney Resort Hotels start 45 minutes before park opening and end 1 hour before park closing. If you’re planning to return to a Disney Resort Hotel from a theme park at the end of the night, these buses run for up to 2 hours after park closing.
Disney Springs bus service starts everyday 45 minutes before the shopping and dining district opens and ends at 1:00 AM. Return service from Disney Springs to your Disney Resort Hotel runs until 2:00 AM each day. For a quicker route from Disney Springs to the four Disney Theme Parks, guests can take a one-way bus each day from 4:00 PM until 11:00 PM or two hours before that park closes.
Disney Water Park bus service runs at approximately 30-minute intervals compared to the usual 20-minute interval. Those planning to take a bus from their Disney Resort Hotel to one of the Disney Water Parks can start riding 45 minutes before the water parks open and the last ride to the water parks takes place one hour before closing. Rides back from the water parks stop 75 minutes after water park closings!
All buses are air conditioned and offer seating and standing room to allow for maximum capacity. Walt Disney World buses are handicap accessible and require strollers to be folded and stowed out of the aisle. Disney Resort Hotel stops offer screens with in-time updates on when the next bus will arrive at your location. While some routes may require you to switch buses, Disney cast members will keep you informed and help you get where you need to go quickly and efficiently!
New and Improved Buses
In 2019 Walt Disney World began releases its newest fleet of buses on property. These buses are completely wrapped in theming based on a Disney character, movie, or attraction, but the upgrades don’t end there. Inside these buses feature refreshed interiors, laminate floors, new seats, and USB charging stations underneath seats across the bus. This means while you travel between destinations, you can ensure that your devices start charged up for maximum Disney magic!
The Walt Disney World bus system takes you all over property and is one of the latest running transportation systems each day. When you’re trying to make your way around the Most Magical Place on Earth, keep bus transportation in mind! Our next Disney’s Magical Transportation article is all about the Walt Disney World Monorail.