5 ways to Sightsee via complimentary transportation in Disney World

Polynesian Village Resort from the Water
Polynesian Village Resort from the Water - Photo by Steps to Magic

Skyliner

Think about trying Disney’s Skyliner when thinking about your adventures away from the theme parks. All you have to do is board at EPCOT or Disney’s Hollywood Studios before checking out a bunch of resorts. The Skyliner operates daily and will give you access to 4 resorts within 15-minutes of your departure!

Disney’s Skyliner
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Friendship Boats

The idea of sightseeing on Disney World property is to explore things from unique views to get some awesome photos! The ability to explore the resort area between EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios by water is definitely worth checking out. The best part about this system is that you can disembark at the Swan & Dolphin, Boardwalk or Yacht & Beach resorts to explore and just catch the next boat (or walk) to your destination.

Friendship Boats
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Monorail

The trip from EPCOT to the Ticket and Transportation Centre is less about sightseeing than to the Magic Kingdom. Just make sure that you don’t take the Express Monorail route and voila…full access to the Grand Floridian, Polynesian Village and the Contemporary Resort.

Monorail
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Motor launches and Cruisers

The exploration of the Magic Kingdom area by water is awesome! Spending an afternoon “resort hopping” while going from the docks at the various Deluxe Hotels will allow you the opportunity to really get the full view. Wilderness Lodge and Fort Wilderness are definitely better when you arrive via boat vs a bus.

Disney Watercraft

Buses

There are bus routes that provide access to unique locations, on top of the regular transportation of guests to and from the theme parks. Take note of the opportunity to check out locations like the ESPN Wide World of Sports and Disney Vacation Club Resorts (like Old Key West). You’re also able to gain access to resorts like Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, which are 100% worth the trip any day any time!

Disney Bus Transportation
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Honorable Mentions

  • Ferry Boat (Magic Kingdom to TTC)
  • Water Taxi (Disney Springs to Resorts)
  • Minnie Van (LYFT Paid Service)

I’m Dustin Fuhs, a theme park fanatic that has created this platform to showcase my passion, tools and opinions to create a fun and interactive experience for everyone who visits. My goal is to help you and your family have the most magical experience at Walt Disney World. In reading my articles and ideas, I hope that you can find some fantastic ways to bring your dreams into reality!
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