Walt Disney World is a big place! With four theme parks, two water parks, the Disney Springs shopping and entertainment center, and more than 25 hotels, it can be tough to choose where and how to get where you want to go. Luckily, you can get almost anywhere within the resort using free transportation. This is especially hopful if you're staying on-site at a Disney resort hotel, which we toadally recommend. But even if you're staying off-site and have a Park Hopper ticket, you can use the free buses, monorails and more to leap from park to park. Today, we're looking at the free transportation options to and from Disney's Hollywood Studios.
This park, which celebrates the magic of movie-making, television and theater, is home to Fantasmic, Toy Story Mania and The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. Hollywood Studios is also the new home of Star Wars Land, which is sure to bring in an unprecedented number of guests to the park when it opens in 2019. Knowing all of the free Hollywood Studios transportation options can save you time, and it will be especially hopful when Star Wars Land opens.
Disney's Free Hollywood Studios Transportation Options
You might have guessed that you can catch a bus from the Disney hotels to Hollywood Studios, but did you know you can take a boat from Hollywood Studios to Epcot? Here is a look at all of your options!
From Disney's Hollywood Studios to Other Disney Theme Parks
To Magic Kingdom: Take the bus to the Transportation and Ticket Center, then transfer to the monorail or ferry boat.
To Epcot: Take the bus, boat or walkway.
To Disney's Animal Kingdom: Take the bus.
From Disney's Hollywood Studios to Disney Resort Hotels
To Disney's Beach Club Resort: Take the bus or boat, or walk.
To Disney's BoardWalk Inn: Take the bus or boat, or walk.
To Disney's Yacht Club Resort: Take the bus or boat, or walk.
To Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Hotels: Take the bus or boat, or walk.
To all other Disney Resort Hotels: Take the bus.
From Disney's Hollywood Studios to Disney Springs
One-way bus service is available from Hollywood Studios to Disney Springs after 4 p.m. each day. This one-way service is intended to provide on-site hotel guests transportation to the entertainment area after a day in the parks and drops off at Town Center. At the end of the night, guests would take the bus from Disney Springs back to their Disney hotel.
To Disney's Hollywood Studios from Other Resort Destinations
From Magic Kingdom: Take the monorail or ferry boat to the Transportation and Ticket Center, then transfer to a bus.
From Epcot: Take the bus or boat, or walk.
From Disney's Animal Kingdom: Take the bus.
To Disney's Hollywood Studios from Disney Resort Hotels
From Disney's Beach Club Resort: Take the bus or boat, or walk.
From Disney's BoardWalk Inn: Take the bus or boat, or walk.
From Disney's Yacht Club Resort: Take the bus or boat, or walk.
From Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Hotels: Take the bus or boat, or walk.
From all other Disney Resort Hotels: Take the bus.
*Note: Most areas throughout Walt Disney World Resort, including Disney Theme Parks, Disney Water Parks, Resort hotels and the Disney Springs Area, are accessible by bus. Some bus routes may require transfer from one bus to another.
Ready to Hitch a Ride to Hollywood Studios on Skyliner?
Disney is in the process of building Skyliner, a sky-high gondola transportation system that will include a stop at Hollywood Studios. It will connect Epcot and Hollywood Studios with Disney's Pop Century, Disney's Caribbean Beach and Disney's Art of Animation. While an opening date for Skyliner hasn't been revealed, it will no doubt be another hopful transportation option!
Traffic in Hollywood, California might be tough to tackle, but Hollywood Studios complimentary transportation is a breeze! There are plenty of ways to get from resort, to park and back again ... and more coming soon with the Skyliner. Are you excited about this new transportation option? Tell us in the comments!