We will be going to Disney World in Feb. 2012. We will be flying and will not be renting a car. Is it possible to take a bus from Disney World to Sea World and Universal?
Can I get a bus to Sea World to see Shamu?
|Photo by Don Sullivan
Dad’s sorry but that’s not possible
There aren’t any buses that run from Disney World to any of the competing theme parks. None. Sorry. Can’t be done.
That’s what Disney wants you to think.
If you read most of Disney based web sites they’ll tell you (Dad does too) the only way to get to Sea World and Universal Studios from Disney World is by taxi or a car.
But there is a public bus that runs from either the Transportation and Ticket Center or Downtown Disney to Sea World. It’s the #50 Lynx bus (Lynx is Orlando’s public transportation system). The bus departs every 30 minutes. It departs from the TTC at 03 and 33 minutes after each hour. It leaves from Downtown Disney at 48 and 18 after each hour.
The trip from the Transportation and Ticket Center to Sea World takes 35 minutes. From Downtown Disney it’s 20 minutes.
Getting from Disney World to Universal Studios is a little more challenging. Even the planner that Lynx uses says it takes over an hour to get from Downtown Disney to Universal Orlando and you have to walk the last mile and a half. That’s not a real good option.
There is a bus combination that will get you from Downtown Disney to Universal. Take the #111 bus to Florida Mall. At Florida Mall transfer to the #37 bus to Universal Studios. The trip will take a whopping 90 minutes if everything is running on schedule.
The good news is it would only cost $2.00 per person each way. You can get a week pass for $16.00 per person.
I don’t have any personal experience with the Orlando bus system. If it’s not a Disney bus, I don’t ride it. We always have …
Dad’s Bottom Line
Keely, my first tongue in cheek question would be why on earth would you want to leave Disney World for those other parks? Yes, I’m kidding. You can get from Disney World to Sea World or Universal on the bus. Sea World is easy, Universal is hard. Hope this helps.