Cast Member’s Corner: It’s Fast, It’s Free, It’s Air Conditioned!

People tend to wonder what the best way to get around Walt Disney World is.  They wonder if getting a taxi is the best bet, or driving their own or rental car.  Some even wonder about those purple public transportation buses.  What most people may not realize though is that Disney has it’s own transportation.  The Disney buses, boats, and monorail.  You don’t have to stay on property at one of the many Disney resorts to take advantage of these methods of transportation either.

For those who have stayed at the Disney resorts before you are aware of the free bus transportation to and from your resort to practically anywhere on Disney property.  There are designated bus stops and the buses all proudly display their destination in their windows.  These buses will play Disney music, fill you in on facts, and best of all they’re air-conditioned!  If you are trying to hop from park to park on these buses you may have noticed it’s a little difficult.  Just hop on the bus that says “Ticket and Transportation Center”, that bus will take you to the central hub.  It’s great for those not staying on property but are trying to get somewhere else on property.  Best of all these buses are free!  They usually start running an hour before parks open and an hour to and hour and a half after parks close.  They also tend to run twenty minutes apart so if you just missed the bus you don’t have too long to wait.

As if free bus transportation wasn’t enough Disney also has a ton of boats.  These boats mostly take you from a resort to a park though.  There are boats from the Ticket and Transportation Center to Magic Kingdom.  You can also catch a boat at Wilderness Lodge, Old Key West, Boardwalk, Yacht and Beach Club, and a few other resorts.  These boats can take you to Downtown Disney, Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Hollywood Studios.  Depending on location of course.  But these boats are also part of Disney’s free transportation services.

If you’ve ever been to Disney World you’re sure to have seen that train suspended above the ground, the transportation of the future, the Disney Monorail.  That’s not just going around for show, it’s another free method of transportation.  If you’re park hopping from Magic Kingdom to Epcot just hop on the Monorail, it’s quick, easy, and air conditioned.  Plus you don’t have to move your car or wait for buses.  You also get a great view of the Disney property!  The Monorail also stops at the Polynesian, Grand Floridian, and Contemporary Resorts.  A great thing for kids is you get to go through the Contemporary.  And for adults, you get a lovely view of the Disney Wedding Pavilion and it’s white sandy beaches.  The Monorail is a great way to see other resorts and get quickly from Magic Kingdom to Epcot.  It will also stop at the Ticket and Transportation Center. 

Now a lot of people are flying into Orlando International Airport and are trying to figure out the best way to get to Disney and start their vacation.  Well why not start it as soon as you land.  If you are staying at one of the Disney resorts, you can use Disney’s Magical Express.  It’s a free and easy way to get to your resort without any worries.  Disney will actually pick up your bag for you!  All you have to do is follow the Mickey hands to that Magical Bus and get in.  They will take you to your resort and reunite you with your bags.  Then when the vacation is over and it’s time to go, Disney’s Magical Express will take you back to the airport with a final wave good bye and a ta ta for now.

With all the wonderful things Disney has to offer it’s no wonder they have free transportation, and multiple different methods of transportation.  Between the buses, boats, monorail and Magical Express your trip can be worry and hassle free.  You no longer have to worry about a rental car and paying for parking.  Hop on the cool air conditioned buses and let Disney take you where you need to go.   So have faith and trust, and let Disney provide you with the pixie dust to take you to your Neverland at Walt Disney World!

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Jess was born and raised on Long Island, New York but once college began so did her adventures. She’s lived in Florida, Wisconsin, and now South Carolina. Her family is part of the Disney Vacation Club and has been visiting since she was a little girl, and continuously goes every year. Besides being a big Disney fan she has also been a Disney Cast Member working in Magic Kingdom, and she counts it as one of the most magical experiences. She worked with everyone’s favorite elephant Dumbo, Cinderella’s Carousel, and Mickey’s Philharmagic. Jess has also visited Disneyland, Disney’s Vero Beach Resort, and gone on two Disney Cruises. She has so many great memories from Disney besides running half marathons and 5ks, birthday parties, and family reunions. If asked where she would want to go it is almost always Disney, and when asked why, it is almost always because she can eat awesome gluten free food! And it doesn’t hurt that there is always faith, trust, and pixie dust with magic in the air!

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