How to Get From Magic Kingdom to Disney Springs | Explained
Knowing how to travel from each Disney property to the other can get a bit overwhelming for new visitors.
In this page, we'll go over the best free ways of how to get from Magic Kingdom to Disney Springs.
Table of Contents
- How to Get From Magic Kingdom to Disney Springs
- Monorail to Disney's Contemporary
- Paid Transportation Alternatives
How to Get From Magic Kingdom to Disney Springs
The best free way to travel from Magic Kingdom to Disney Springs is by walking to Disney's Contemporary Resort (0.5 miles) which is about a 9 minute walk, and then taking a Disney bus from the resort to Disney Springs.
When you are exiting Magic Kingdom from the main gate, you can make a left, and follow this pink/red sidewalk path all the way to the Contemporary.
You'll know that you're heading the right way when you walk past the ridesharing services pick up.
Simply click here to follow the Google Map walking directions from Magic Kingdom to Disney's Contemporary resort.
Why Use a Disney Bus After the Walking Path?
Disney buses allow visitors to travel in comfort (and AC) as they transition from one park to the other.
Disney buses are also complimentary for all guests, which means that you don't need to be stay at a Disney resort to use them.
Any Disney Bus at a Disney Resort Can Take You to Disney Springs
In general, you are able to use any Disney bus at a resort to take you to and from Disney Springs.
Unfortunately there is no direct transportation from Disney Springs to the theme parks, or vice versa.
This means, that you'll have to take a "connecting" transportation to the resort first.
Monorail to Disney's Contemporary Resort
If your feet hurt after an entire day of walking at Magic Kingdom, you're in luck!
There's another alternative.
Another option is to exit the park, make a right, and hop on the monorail to Disney's Contemporary resort.
After you arrive at the resort, you'll head to the bus loop and find the Disney bus that is going to Disney Springs.
Buses come and go every 20 minutes, so if they're not there when you arrive, you'll simply need to wait a few more minutes.
There will be plenty of signs pointing you to the direction of the monorail.
Paid Transportation Alternatives
If you are traveling with a smaller number of people, or you don't want to deal with waiting for buses, ride sharing services may be a great fit.
At an additional cost, you can request a ride sharing service to pick you and your party up and transport you over to the next park.
Some visitors would rather do this, instead of having to deal with some of the stops that buses will have.
You will need to be at the Transportation and Ticket Center (TTC) in order to be picked up.
MINNIE VAN SERVICE TO Disney Springs
At an additional cost, visitors can take the Minnie Van Service where the drivers are actually Disney Cast Members.
The Minnie Van Service is a Disney-themed car that can take guests to a Disney park in style (and comfort).
Each vehicle accommodates up to 6 Guests.
Guests will simply use the Lyft app to schedule their ride as they normally would.
However, they will select 'Minnie Van Service' over the other options (Lyft, Lyft XL, etc).
How it Works
To request a ride through the Lyft app:
- Open the app and select Disney Springs as the drop-off location.
- It makes no difference whether you choose the Eastside Bus Loop or West Side Bus Loop. It will just drop you off on a different side of Disney Springs.
- Confirm your pick-up location (Transportation and Ticket Center) and tap “Select Minnie Van”
- The app will then show a map with available Minnie Van drivers tracking the vehicle en route—along with an identifying vehicle number to help you spot your car
Hours of Operation
Minnie Van service operates from 6:30 AM to 12:30 AM daily. Hours of operation are subject to change.