Bikes at the Boardwalk
  • On Aug 26, 2023
    Lisa from DE 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 transportation can be used to go from Riverside to the Boardwalk?

    Hello, Lisa thank you for stopping by planDisney with your question. 

    Transportation at the Walt Disney World Resort is very similar to the north where I live. Plenty of methods to get to certain places. And other locations only have one way to get there. Navigating the resorts while using the buses and other methods takes some research. I’m glad you reached out because I know I can help get you from resort to resort. 

    A lot of folks have advanced dining reservations on days you aren’t visiting the parks. This is how I operate while I am on vacation. If you don’t have the use of a car you will need to use the bus, waterways, and skyways to go from resort to resort. Luckily from your location, you can take a bus and will have to do some walking. It is a one-pony trip so you won’t have to transfer to another method of travel. When you are leaving Disney's Port Orleans - Riverside you will want to find the South Depot and hop on the first bus to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Once you arrive you will want to make sure you walk towards the lake. It is south and will be about a 16-minute walk from here along the lake. The area you are looking for is the EPCOT Resorts- Hollywood Studio Connector. You will want to make sure the lake is on your left as you walk along the path. On your walk, you will see Disney’s BoardWalk Inn on the right and the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel on the left across the lake. Continue on until you see Jellyrolls and Atlantic Dance Hall and make a right towards them. You will know you have made it to the Disney's BoardWalk when you see the “boards” under your feet. I need to mention BoardWalk Ice Cream because it is a wonderful place to grab a cold snack after or before that walk.

    Buses run 45 minutes before park opening so you would need to check the opening time for Hollywood Studios to know when to start to line up. This trip by bus and with the walk is a total time of about 52 minutes. But I always say plan for 1.5 hours total travel time using the buses from door to door. If you do have a reservation that you don’t think you will make because it is too early I would recommend calling a Minnie Van connected by Lyft for a more direct trip with less travel time. 

    I hope this information is useful. You are just about 30 days away and I can’t explain how fast that time usually goes. If you have any other questions visit us again before your visit at and we will be happy to help. 

    Have a magical stay, 

    Jeremy A.
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Meet the Panelist: Jeremy, New Jersey

Bright Suns travelers! I'm Jeremy from Jersey, a lifelong Disney fan. Father to 3 amazing kids, and husband to my wife of 14 years. I've been sharing the Walt Disney World Resort with my family for 17 years to join in the wonder and joy the parks have brought me my entire life. Consider me here to help with all you travel questions from Batuu to Cinderella Castle. Whether it's teenagers, toddlers, or your middle-aged cousins. Helping you find your version of magic is my mission. Learn More About Jeremy

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