Transportation Options at Disney World
Part 3 of 3: Riding the Disney Ferryboats
At Disney World, there are many transportation options for guests to use to get to the four parks (Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom) and to get to the many resorts on property.
Disney Water Transportation routes allow guests to travel throughout Walt Disney World Resort and to Downtown Disney Area for free.
Walt Disney World Water Transportation
Get where you’re going in grand Disney style: enjoy a leisurely cruise on a charming water launch or stately ferryboat. Sail around Walt Disney World Resort aboard a water launch or ferryboat for a fun cruise. Water taxis and ferries sail to and from Magic Kingdom park, Epcot, Disney’s Deluxe Resorts.
Take in the scenery and relax with welcome breezes as you sail around Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake. Feel the wind in your hair and the magic in the air as you cruise Crescent Lake and Lake Hollywood. Water taxis and ferries sail to and from Magic Kingdom park, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the Downtown Disney area. Most routes run on 15- to 30-minute intervals.
Magic Kingdom Park
Accessible by water launch (also known as water taxi) from:
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
The Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Ferryboats connect Magic Kingdom park to the Transportation and Ticket Center.
Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Accessible by boat from:
Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
Disney’s BoardWalk Villas
Disney’s Beach Club Resort
Disney’s Beach Club Villas
Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
Walt Disney World Swan Hotel
Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel
Downtown Disney Area
Accessible by ferryboat from:
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort—French Quarter
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort—Riverside
Disney’s Old Key West Resort
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
Hours of operation vary subject to water and weather conditions.
How to Use Walt Disney World Water Transportation
Getting where you want to go is easy when riding aboard Walt Disney World Water Transportation—including water launch, boat and ferryboat service to Magic Kingdom park, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the Downtown Disney area and select Walt Disney World Resort hotels.
Simply wait at one of the convenient and well-marked pickup points throughout Walt Disney World Resort. Your ride will then arrive—usually within minutes—ready to transport you to a variety of destinations. Keep in mind that certain destinations are not direct; you may be required to take a connecting mode of transportation to reach your destination.
For more information or further assistance, just ask a Cast Member!
(Today’s guest blogger is Chris Collins.)