by Peyton Spear
The best way to get around the Disney property is using the complimentary resort transportation system.
One of my earliest memories of Disney is climbing aboard the bus that took us from our hotel to the parks throughout our trip.
Select Disney resorts provide a bus service that takes you anywhere throughout the property whether you choose to go to a theme park, water park, or Downtown Disney.
Free of charge, this will save you a lot of money on gas and prevent you from driving your own vehicle around during your stay.
Other transportation services that Disney provides for guests are the Monorail and boats.
Dubbed as the “public transportation of the future” when opened at Disneyland in 1959, the Monorail makes stops at the Magic Kingdom, Contemporary Resort (which goes inside the hotel), Grand Floridian Resort, Polynesian Resort, and Transportation and Ticket Center (TTC). There is also an Express Monorail and Epcot Monorail that take you round trip between the Magic Kingdom and Epcot.
The third form of complimentary transportation is to take a boat or ferry.
Located in most locations besides Animal Kingdom, guests can take a boat from the front of the Magic Kingdom to the Grand Floridian Resort, Polynesian Resort, Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground, and the Wilderness Lodge.
If you are near Epcot or Hollywood Studios, a boat takes guests to and from the Boardwalk Inn and Villas Resort, Beach Club Resort, Yacht Club Resort, and the Swan and Dolphin Hotels as well.
Last, a ferryboat is accessible from Downtown Disney to Port Orleans Riverside and French Quarter, Old Key West Resort, and Saratoga Springs Resort.
Take advantage of all of these transportation services! This is just another way Disney makes your trip more enjoyable and convenient.
How many of you utilize the Disney transportation system? Did you find it helpful to get around the property?
Peyton is currently a student at the University of Mississippi majoring in Journalism with an emphasis in print. Growing up in Los Angeles and most recently moving to Atlanta, he has seen and experienced the best of both Disneyland and Disney World. Making his first visit to Disney World at the age of 5, he has never looked back as he entered the world of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy.