Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Jan 25, 2008
    Jen Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Which resorts have the water transportation and is that faster than the bus?

    The following resorts have water transportation:

    Yacht and Beach Club: Epcot 10 minutes, Hollywood Studios 15 minutes
    Boardwalk: Epcot 5 minutes, Hollywood Studios 20 minutes
    Contemporary: Magic Kingdom (walking is often faster)
    Fort Wilderness: Magic Kingdom 15 minutes
    Grand Floridian: Magic Kingdom 10 minutes (monorail is faster)
    Old Key West: Downtown Disney 15 minutes (bus is faster)
    Polynesian: Magic Kingdom 5 minutes
    Port Orleans Riverside and French Quarter: Downtown Disney 20 minutes (bus is a little faster)
    Saratoga Springs: Downtown Disney 7 minutes
    Wilderness Lodge: Magic Kingdom 8 minutes

    Please note that in transit times are approximate. Unless otherwise specified, the boat is usually faster but depends on weather conditions. Also when the monorail stops running (for unforeseen reasons) the ferry boats for the Magic Kingdom resorts get very backed up. This happened to us on our last stay at the Grand Floridian.

    Otherwise boat travel is very pleasant and can be part of your adventure. In the off-season, it can be quite chilly out on the water. Most of the in transit boat times are faster than the buses. Smooth sailing!

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Meet the Panelist: Kimberly, Tennessee

I am a stay-at-home mom with a 12 year old son. I thrive on planning vacations, especially to WDW. Inspiring families to vacation at Disney with a memorable itinerary and budget-saving tips is extremely rewarding for me. Learn More About Kimberly

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