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  • On Jun 20, 2024
    Kristi from TN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What is the best way to get from Hollywood studios to Magic kingdom

    Hiya, Kristi, and welcome to planDisney! 

    With your magical vacation less than I month away, I'm so glad you're here to talk transportation! It's one of those things that is so easy to overlook until you're standing in the Florida heat unsure of how exactly to reach your next destination. Happily, Walt Disney World Resort has complimentary transportation for Guests that is not only convenient but fun as well, so let's hit the road to your question! 

    Once you're ready to head to Magic Kingdom Park after a fun-filled morning at Disney's Hollywood Studios (that hopefully involved a Cold Brew Black Caf and Slinky Dog Dash), you'll want to make your way to the Hollywood Studios Bus Depot and check the Directory Board for the Gate number of the bus running directly between Disney's Hollywood Studios and Magic Kingdom Park. If you are like me and are always looking for an excuse to ride the Walt Disney World Monorail, then you could also catch a bus to Disney's Contemporary Resort, Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, or Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and finish the journey to Magic Kingdom Park aboard the Monorail.

    Of course, sometimes I've been known to get a bit caught up in the magic and need immediate transportation to make it to my next destination in time for a Lighting Lane or dining reservation. When this happens, Disney's Minnie Van Service is the answer! While it is not complimentary, it is usually the quickest way to reach your next destination. Combining the convenience of rideshare with the magic of Disney, Minnie Vans are requested through the Lyft app, but because they are operated by Cast Members, they are able to drop you off at the front entrance of Magic Kingdom Park instead of the Transportation and Ticket Center. 

    As a bonus tip: If you're ever unsure of how to reach your next Walt Disney World Resort destination, you can simply enter your next destination in the My Disney Experience app and tap 'Get Directions' to populate step-by-step directions that will help you efficiently reach your destination.

    For even more tips and information on how to make the most of Walt Disney World's complimentary transportation, be sure to check out planDisney's Disney Parks Blog article and recent podcast episode on the topic! As always, if you have any additional questions about your upcoming vacation, feel free to stop back by. I'm always happy to help!

    Thinking Happy Thoughts,
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Hi y'all! I'm Lizzie, a happily married teacher, coach, and proud dog mom of three from Georgia. While I loved the magic of Disney as a child, it wasn't until my twenties that pixie dust became a defining characteristic of my personality (and my wardrobe). I can't wait to answer your Walt Disney World Resort vacation questions so that you can embrace your inner 'hakuna matata' as you stroll through The Most Magical Place on Earth with your favorite Mickey-shaped snack in hand.  Learn More About Lizzie

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