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How to Get From Ritz Carlton Orlando to Disney & Universal | Explained

The Ritz Carlton in Orlando (Grande Lakes) is one of the best hotels in all of Orlando, offering countless perks for their guests.

Many visitors wonder whether the hotel offers complimentary transportation to theme parks.

In this page, we will explain.

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How to Get From Ritz Carlton to Disney

The Ritz Carlton in Orlando offers a complimentary shuttle for all guests, as part of the $48 daily resort fee that is included in their stay.

The shuttle runs to the following locations:

  • Walt Disney World Parks
  • SeaWorld Orlando
  • Universal Orlando

However, guests aren't able to just use the shuttle at any time, as they run on a schedule, and require a reservation.

Guests must make a reservation to use the complimentary shuttle 24 hours in advance, and before 9 pm.

Reservations can be made by calling the Ritz Carlton's front desk at +1 (407) 206-2400.

Know About Magic Kingdom's Drop Off Location

Many Magic Kingdom first-time guests are shocked to know that they aren't able to be dropped off directly at the entrance of the park.

Instead, all guests will need to be dropped off and picked up at Disney's Transportation and Ticket Center.

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Unlike the other Disney parks, Magic Kingdom doesn't have a parking lot right at the entrance of the park.

The 'TTC' is a location where guests can park their vehicle, and later use complimentary Disney transportation (like the monorail and ferry) to be transported to the actual Magic Kingdom park.

Ritz Carlton to Magic Kingdom is about 13 miles away, which normally takes 20-30 minutes depending on traffic.

24 Hour in Advance Reservation

The majority of guests typically call the front desk to make their shuttle reservation after already being at the resort.

The front desk can seamlessly pull up all of the guest information, as they are already checked into the hotel.

However, if you're only staying at the Ritz for 1 night, you'll need to call the day before your visit (to meet the 24-hour reservation requirement).

Since you will have yet to check in, make sure to have your reservation/confirmation number in hand from your email, to speed up the reservation process.

Alternative Transportation Options


If you didn't make the 24-hour cut-off, ride-sharing services are always a reliable alternative.

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You'll simply download a ride-sharing service app such as Uber or Lyft, and you'll be able to call for a car immediately, or even schedule hours (or days) ahead for pick-up.

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