Best Way to Get From Downtown Disney to Magic Kingdom

In this page we'll go over the best free ways to get from Downtown Disney (also known as Disney Springs) to Magic Kingdom, as well as from the parks to Disney Springs.

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Saratoga Springs Bus

A great option is to walk from Disney Springs to Saratoga Springs, and then catch the bus directly to Magic Kingdom.

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You do not have to stay at the resort to be able to ride the bus.

This is around a 2 mile walk, depending on where exactly in Disney Springs you began walking from. Despite the walk, it will save you plenty of time and money if you're able to do so.

This is a common tip that many Disney Springs guests use to make their way to Magic Kingdom.

Contemporary Bus

From Disney Springs, there aren't any buses that take you directly to the parks. However, you can get very close.

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By taking a (free) bus from the Springs to Disney's Contemporary, you will arrive 0.5 miles away from Magic Kingdom.

From there, you can walk the remaining half a mile.

Ride Sharing Services

If you've been at Disney Springs for a few hours, and are just not looking to walk, don't worry we understand.

ride sharing services

Disney Springs has two designated 'Ride Sharing Services' areas to make it a seamless process for both riders and drivers.

Make sure to take a look at the Disney Springs map to figure out exactly where to go.

West Side

This is located near the Cirque du Soleil theater.

Marketplace

This is known previously as the Disney bus stop area, and it's located next to Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique.

Bus Service From the Parks to Disney Springs

Did you know that after 4 pm, buses actually run from any of the Disney World parks directly to Disney Springs?

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If you decide that you've had enough of the parks for the day, and want to finish the day shopping, going to the movie theater, bowling , or sitting at nice sit-down restaurants, then you can do so.

The bus will drops guests off at the Town Center, which is the newest neighborhood in Disney Springs. It is a retail focused area with beautiful Spanish revival architecture surrounding it.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Shuttle Between Disney parks?

Yes you can. There are options including a monorail, buses, and even boats that you can use to transport between the parks. These options are complimentary, so they don't cost anything to ride.

Is the Monorail at Disney Free?

Yes, the monorail is included in the network of complimentary transportation for guests.

Can you Ride the Disney World Monorail Without a Park Ticket?

Yes you can. Contrary to popular belief, you do not need a park ticket to ride the monorail.

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