Disney World Transportation
Planes, Trains and Automobiles. Disney World Transportation is even better. It's monorails, yachts, and luxury escorted motorcoaches. At Disney World you can see just about any form of transportation ever built. From old time paddlewheelers all the way to the latest state-of-the-art in monorail technology. And boats, wow does Disney have boats.
Don't want to let Disney do the driving? (You will have to sometimes.) Let's talk about how you can get yourself around this megaopolis. Dad is big on driving yourself around the Most Magical Place on Earth.
Disney World Transportation from yesteryear
Transportation for Tomorrow
AROUND THE RESORT
Disney has about a bazillion ways to get you from point A to point B. Here are the ways to get around the Walt Disney World Resort.
There are two distinct monorails at Disney World. One that serves the Magic Kingdom and one that serves Epcot. Each transports thousands of guests each hour.
LUXURY ESCORTED MOTOR COACH
Disney has one of the world's largest navies. That's right you can go just about everywhere at Disney World by boat. Whether it's a ferry on Seven Seas Lagoon, or a Friendship boat at to Epcot, Disney transports thousands of passengers every day via boat. You can get from the hotels to the parks. You can get from the parking lots to the park. You can even grab a little boat (Sea Raycer) and go anywhere you want.
You can catch a boat at all the hotels (including Fort Wilderness Campground) around the Magic Kingdom and Epcot, There is a boat that goes from Port Orleans, Old Key West and Saratoga Springs to Downtown Disney. There are boats everywhere (almost).
IN THE PARKS
Some of the most fun you'll ever have is riding some of the unique Disney World Transportation found in the parks.
In the Magic Kingdom, Disney has one of Uncle Walt's favorite trains. It carries guests around the outside of the park all day long. The train in the Magic Kingdom is a good way to get from the front of the park around to Frontierland.
In Animal Kingdom, there is the train to Conservation Station is the only way to get back to the working part of Animal Kingdom. This unique form of Disney World Transportation takes guests to where the animals are actually cared for.
DISNEY'S NAVY IN THE PARK
There's even a really big boat that goes around in circles all day long.
DRIVING YOURSELF AROUND
Disney World Transportation will be quite happy to haul you around everywhere you need to go. They even to it in an incredibly efficient manner. BUT, if you are like Dad you always want to drive yourself. (See some of Dad's Random experiences with driving around Disney World.)
CAR AT DISNEY WORLD
Dad is big on having a car at Disney World and not relying on Disney World Transportation. Disney runs buses from the hotels to all the parks (theme and water) and Downtown Disney. Getting to and from the theme parks is pretty easy, but getting from hotel to hotel can be challenging or getting from the parks to Downtown Disney is a challenge (Dad's experience with Disney World transportation.)
You can get these cars by one of two ways. The first is to drive them there yourself. Driving can be a very relaxing and memory making way to travel.
You can also rent a car while in Orlando. When Dad flies (yes, cape and all) he always does. It's important to Dad not to be without a car.
Dad's Bottom Line
Disney World transportation takes on lots of forms and can be a whole lot of fun. It's even fun to ride the buses from time to time.