How to Travel Between Disney Parks

Two Methods:DisneylandWalt Disney World

Disney offers complimentary transportation to help guests experience all attractions at each Disney location. Disneyland guests usually walk between parks, since its 2 parks are close to one another, as well as near the Disneyland hotels. Guests staying at Disney World Resort in Florida usually use monorails, boats, buses or personal vehicles to travel around its 7,500 acres of land.

Method 1

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    Walk between Disneyland Park and Disneyland California Adventure Park at Disneyland in California, as these parks are literally right next door to each other.
    • The 3 hotels on Disneyland property are all within walking distance of both theme parks. These hotels are: Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa, The Disneyland Hotel and Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel.
  2. 2
    Ride the monorail between the Downtown Disney district and Disneyland Park, if you prefer not to walk.
    • Disneyland Park is within a 10-minute walk of Downtown Disney, so the monorail is only for speedier transportation and novelty.

Method 2
Walt Disney World

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    Ride the monorail at Disney World resort to travel between the Magic Kingdom and Epcot. Separate resort monorails also connect these parks and the Contemporary, Polynesian and Grand Floridian resorts.
    • Monorail boarding locations are located outside the turnstiles at the Magic Kingdom and Epcot parks. Travel time between the two parks is about five minutes.
  2. 2
    Board a boat to travel to the Magic Kingdom from the Transportation and Ticket Center. You must take a bus or a monorail from any other Disney World park to the Transportation and Ticket Center, where the boats launch.
    • The boat ride from the Transportation and Ticket Center takes about five minutes. The docks are located toward the back of the Transportation and Ticket Center, and directly across from the Magic Kingdom entrance area.
    • Guests may also travel to the Magic Kingdom by boat from docks located at the following resorts: Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, Disney's Polynesian Resort, Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground and Disney's Wilderness Lodge. Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios are accessible by boat from the following resorts: Disney's Boardwalk Inn, Disney's Beach Club Resort, Disney's Yacht Club Resort Walt Disney World Swan Hotel and Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel. Travel times vary slightly by resort, but are usually about five minutes.
  3. 3
    Travel by bus between all Disney World parks, resorts and the Downtown Disney district. Buses depart every 10 to 30 minutes depending on crowd levels at the parks.
    • Bus stops are located between the parking lots and entrances at each park. Travel times from the Magic Kingdom are about five minutes to Epcot, 10 minutes to Hollywood Studios and 15 minutes to Animal Kingdom. Travel time between Epcot and Hollywood Studios is about five minutes. Travel time between Epcot and Animal Kingdom is about 10 minutes. Travel time between Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios is about five minutes.
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    Drive a vehicle between parks, and anywhere else you would like to go on Disney property.
  5. 5
    Take a taxi from park to park. It may cost you some dollars, but if you're not willing to splurge for a vehicle, a taxi is you're only other option.


  • Trams transport guests from parking lots to park gates at all Disneyland and Disney World parks.
  • Parking at Disney World theme parks is free for guests staying at Disney World resorts and hotels. Other guests can expect to pay $17 to $17 per day, depending on vehicle size.[1] Guests can drive between multiple parks in the same day without paying additional parking fees.
  • Guests who stay at Disneyland hotels usually will not pay for parking, since they can park for free at their hotel and walk to the parks. Guests who are not staying on property will pay $17 to $27 per day depending on vehicle size,ref></ref>.
  • Transportation services to specific parks begin operating one hour before the park's scheduled opening time, and run until one hour after the park's scheduled closing time. Buses run between Downtown Disney and Disney World resorts until 2 a.m.

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