• On Aug 31, 2020
    Deborah from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are thinking of staying at Swan and Dolphin in December, what are the current transportation options? Are the water taxis currently running. Has the Epcot monorail from the TTC started up yet? Thanks

    Welcome to planDisney, Deborah! I'm so glad that I get to answer your question today because I'm also dreaming of a December getaway to Walt Disney World Resort. The weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas are my favorite time of year to visit because of all of the special holiday touches that are sprinkled around the Theme Parks and Resort Hotels. I'm happy to chat with you about what kind of transportation is available right now and what you might be able to expect on a winter vacation this year!

    At the moment, bus service is the preferred method of complimentary transportation to and from the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel and the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel, as the water taxis to and from EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios are not currently running. The monorail is currently only running service on the loop that goes to Magic Kingdom Park, the transportation and ticket center, and the surrounding Resort Hotels, so using the bus service is also the primary way to get to EPCOT at this time. The great news is that bus service has been adjusted to account for it being the sole method of transportation at most of the Theme Parks and Resort Hotels right now, so using the bus should make for a pretty quick and efficient trip.

    With that said, there are still a few months before your trip and the phased reopening process is evolving all the time to include new experiences, like the fun new Halloween treats that were just announced for the spooky season, so you never know what kind of magic might happen before you arrive. Be sure to keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog because it's likely to be the first place you'll hear about breaking news, like any potential updates to the transportation offerings.

    Have a magical day, Deborah!

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