• On Dec 31, 2021
    Jason from WA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Is the boat from the contemporary to wilderness lodge up and running yet?

    Hi there, Jason!

    In just a few short days, you'll be on your way to The Most Magical Place on Earth. I bet you're beyond excited to visit Walt Disney World Resort during their 50th Anniversary Celebration! Are you counting down the minutes? The Disney Resorts Collection offers a multitude of wonderful hotel accommodations that are broken into three main categories - Value, Moderate, and Deluxe Resort hotels. In typical Disney fashion, each Resort hotel has its own unique theming and flair that sets it apart from the rest and each offers its own selection of on-site dining and transportation options.

    Disney's Contemporary Resort and Disney's Wilderness Lodge both fall into the Deluxe Resort hotel category, which means they offer amenities and complimentary transportation options unlike any other Resort hotel category. These specific Resort hotels also boast a close proximity to Magic Kingdom Park since they're situated on the Seven Seas Lagoon too. Disney's Contemporary Resort offers transportation to Magic Kingdom Park, EPCOT, and the Transportation and Ticket Center (TTC) via the Resort Monorail. Additionally, there is a walking path from Disney's Contemporary Resort directly to Magic Kingdom Park that allows you to be on the magic's doorstep in only minutes. Disney's Wilderness Lodge utilizes water taxis to take Guests to Magic Kingdom Park. Both Resort hotels offer bus transportation to EPCOT, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park.

    Usually there is a route by water taxi that can get you directly from Disney's Contemporary Resort to Disney's Wilderness Lodge, but, unfortunately, that route is unavailable at this time. In the route's absence, there are still two options to get you where you want to go in about the same amount of time:

    • Enjoy a leisurely walk along the walking path from Disney's Contemporary Resort and head to Magic Kingdom Park. From there, go to the Resort water launch on the Seven Seas Lagoon and take the water taxi to Disney's Wilderness Lodge.
    • Take the Resort Monorail from Disney's Contemporary Resort to Magic Kingdom Park. Walk down the ramp toward the Resort water launch on the Seven Seas Lagoon and take the water taxi to Disney's Wilderness Lodge.  
    Hopefully, the direct water taxi route between these two Resort hotels resumes in the near future. In the meantime, I hope this will help you easily navigate to your desired destination. Be sure to try Whispering Canyon Café while visiting Disney's Wilderness Lodge. They serve a variety of western fare that's sure to satisfy even the hungriest of appetites with a side of hilarious antics from the Cast Members there.

    You'll soon be off to Neverland, Jason! Have the best time on your magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Alyssa, Texas

Greetings, dreamers of all ages! I'm Alyssa, a lifelong lover of all things Disney and educator of future Imagineers. My dress collection rivals that of any Disney Princess, and I can almost always be found singing a Disney song with a bow in my hair. You can find me exploring all the magic Walt Disney World Resort has to offer on adults-only getaways with my Disney-loving husband or our multigenerational family. Tomorrow is just a dream away, and I would love to help you plan your own magical vacation! Learn More About Alyssa

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