Note that this is no longer offered at WDW.
There’s so much to see and do at Walt Disney World that it is nearly impossible to do everything in one visit. One of the limiting factors is transportation between parks. Even if you drive a car, you still have to get to the vehicle, drive to the next location, and go through security. Taking the buses, boats, and monorails can take even more time. Walt Disney World recently introduced an express transportation option, and it can definitely help you save time on your vacation. I think it’s a good option for those who want to take advantage of every minute of their vacation.
Disclosure: I had the opportunity to see the Express Transportation option on a press trip to Disney that was provided at no cost to me. All opinions are my own.
Currently, Express Transportation costs $19 for a single day ticket (must be used on the date of purchase) or $29 for multiple days (valid for up to 7 days starting on the date of purchase). It’s the same price for ages 3+. Guests can book Express Transportation at all 4 theme parks (ticket windows and guest relations), Disney Springs, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin hotels, with resort concierges, and right at the Express Transportation check-in locations. You must have a valid park admission with the park hopper option.
Once you are ready to switch parks, head to the Express Transportation area. Buses for each park depart about every 30 minutes on a schedule. It’s offered every day starting at 10am. Once you arrive at the kiosk area and check in, you’ll be told what time the bus is scheduled to depart.
Upon arriving at your destination, you’ll be brought “backstage” where you will be met by a Walt Disney World cast member who will guide you to the parks, bypassing security and the admission gates.
Express Transportation definitely can help you save time on your vacation, and is worth it if you really want to make the most of a limited amount of time. To learn more, visit the Disney website.