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Sit Back & Enjoy the Ride...Complimentary Transportation for Magic Kingdom

by Leap on January 20, 2012

Whether you are staying at a Disney Resort Hotel and will use complimentary transportation or you have a Park Hopper ticket and want to go to Epcot, here is an overview of complimentary theme park transportation to and from Magic Kingdom.Complimentary Transportation for Magic Kingdom

From Magic Kingdom to Other Disney Theme Parks...

To Epcot: Take the Monorail or Ferryboat to the Transportation and Ticket Center, then transfer to the Monorail to Epcot.

To Disney's Hollywood Studios: Take the Monorail or Ferryboat to the Transportation and Ticket Center, then transfer to a Bus.

To Disney's Animal Kingdom: Take the Monorail or Ferryboat to the Transportation and Ticket Center, then transfer to a Bus.

From Magic Kingdom to Disney Resort Hotels...

To Disney's Contemporary Resort: Take the Monorail.

To Disney's Polynesian Resort: Take the Monorail.

To Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa: Take the Monorail

To Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground: Take the Boat or Bus.

To Disney's Wilderness Lodge: Take the Boat or Bus.

To All Other Disney Resort Hotels: Take the Bus.

To Magic Kingdom from Other Resort Destinations...

From Epcot: Take the Monorail to the Transportation and Ticket Center, then transfer to the Monorail or Ferry Boat to Magic Kingdom.

From Disney's Hollywood Studios: Take the Bus to the Transportation and Ticket Center, then transfer to the Monorail or Ferry Boat to Magic Kingdom.

From Disney's Animal Kingdom: Take the Bus to the Transportation and Ticket Center, then transfer to the Monorail or Ferry Boat to Magic Kingdom.

From Disney Resort Hotels: Magic Kingdom is accessible by Boat or Bus from all of Disney's Resort Hotels.

Click the links below for transportation to and from the other theme parks:


Disney's Hollywood Studios

Disney's Animal Kingdom

*Note: Most areas throughout Walt Disney World Resort, including Disney Theme Parks, Disney Water Parks, Resort hotels and the Downtown Disney Area, are accessible by bus. Some bus routes may require transfer from one bus to another.

Disney Resort Guests have access to complimentary theme park transportation as well other benefits. Read Why the Frog Family Stays On-Property (blog) here.

Happy Traveling!


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paul Mar 7, 2012 at 12:06 a.m.

I assume if you are staying offsite, if you have a 1 day park hopper you can take the monorail from MK to Epcot

FrogBlog Mar 7, 2012 at 5:53 p.m.

Paul, That's correct. Guests with Park Hopper tickets can use complimentary theme park transportation from one park to another, including the monorail between Magic Kingdom and Epcot. -Leap

Murray Andrews Mar 19, 2013 at 2:43 p.m.

Is a parking space available at no extra cost if I leave the parking area in the morning and return to re visit in the afternoon.

FrogBlog Mar 19, 2013 at 3:25 p.m.

Hi Murray,

Yes, you would show your receipt at the toll booth.

-- Leap

Manny Apr 2, 2013 at 4:21 p.m.

If you have base tickets and staying offsite, can you take the bus to/from the parks to downtown disney. Do you have to show proof that you are staying at one of the wdw resorts?

FrogBlog Apr 2, 2013 at 4:37 p.m.

Hi Manny,

No, you do not have to show proof.

-- Leap

Amy Apr 29, 2013 at 7:24 p.m.

Is there any reason, other than convenience, I couldn't park at DownTown Disney for free and take transportation to the park of my choice?

Angelia Sep 8, 2014 at 1:42 a.m.

I was wondering the same thing as Amy. I thought I had read before that this is an excellent idea...still true?

FrogBlog Sep 9, 2014 at 2:04 p.m.

Hi Angelia,

For sure, you could do this, but it would definitely take more time because of the Downtown Disney re-imagination into Disney Springs. Even without construction, I am not sure it would be worth it.



Judi Feb 21, 2015 at 12:14 p.m.

We are staying at Floridays Resort (group 6) what transport is available to Magic Kingdom, Epcot and Animal Kingdom from there?

FrogBlog Feb 23, 2015 at 10:49 a.m.

Hi Judi,

I checked the Floridays site, and they do list their transportation options to the parks. We suggest you check directly with the hotel to find out what their transportation hours, destinations and frequency are and whether you need to make reservations.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

sharyn edwards Jun 1, 2015 at 4:38 a.m.

party of 2 staying at howard Johnson we have a free shuttle service to theme parks do they take you directly to park gates

FrogBlog Jun 2, 2015 at 8:19 a.m.

Hi Sharyn,

It's best to contact the hotel directly so you will know the specifics. It's important to find out what the pickup and dropoff times are, whether you need reservations for it, and whether the shuttle is going to make multiple stops.


Caroline P. Aug 8, 2015 at 4:32 a.m.

Hi, I purchased a 3-day base ticket and am staying off-site. The resort that I'm staying at has odd arrival and pick-up times, so my plan was to shuttle from park to park using the Disney shuttles. So with the base ticket option, am I allowed to shuttle between Disney parks for free or is that service only for those who purchase the park hopper option?

FrogBlog Aug 14, 2015 at 9:55 a.m.

Hi Caroline,

Yes! We'd definitely recommend using Disney transportation.

Keeping hopping!


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