It is almost a ride in itself, isn’t it? If you are staying at one of the Disney Resorts with Water Transportation you will find that your kids will be wide-eyed and full of amazement when they board the Water Taxi to travel around the Disney World area. I say the Disney World area because there are so many places you can go if you are on the water. Most of the Disney Resort Guests only use the Disney Water Transportation to get from their Disney Property to on of the Theme Parks. Have you ever thought about using them to get around and visit the other Resorts?
The Scenery is Beautiful from the Boat
The Waterways you are able to travel when taking the Disney Water Transportation will capture your attention as you pass under bridges and over passes. Not only do you get to ride in a boat but you also get to share in a very Scenic Tour while floating along the waterways through all of the beauty that Florida has to offer. Taking this mode of Transport allows you to see things that you can not see from anywhere else. Did you know that in some places Disney created Water bridges that span over top of traffic running beneath? If you pay attention as you are being taken from Magic Kingdom to the Wilderness Lodge or Fort Wilderness, you will cross over a road with your Water Taxi. It is a very interesting sight to see.
What Parks are accessible by Water Taxi
The Magic Kingdom is unique in that it is accessible from the Deluxe Disney Resorts and the Fort Wilderness Campgrounds.
- Grand Floridian
- Polynesian Village
- Wilderness Lodge
- Disney Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground
In between the Polynesian and Wilderness Lodge, you have Ferry transport to take any Disney Guest from the Transportation and Ticket Center to Magic Kingdom. The Disney Transportation and Ticket Center is a main hub where all Disney Guests, even those not staying at a Disney Resort, can pay for parking and use the Disney Transportation to get around all of the Disney World Attractions.
Epcot and Hollywood Studios
Disney’s Epcot and Hollywood Studios are connected by the same body of water and are separated by a number of Disney Resorts. Any Resort that has access to Hollywood Studios by Water Taxi, also has access to Epcot and Vice Versa.
The Downtown Disney area is a fun filled family adventure full of eating, shopping and shows of all kinds. Here are the Resorts that have Water Transportation to Downtown Disney.
Things to consider if you are taking the Water Taxi
There are times when the weather does not permit the boats to be on the water. If you visit a Disney Location by water and are not allowed to return by the same route, there will always be additional options, like the Bus or Monorail system. Alcohol is NOT allowed aboard any of the Disney Watercraft.
Easy Transportation and Fun
As you can see, the Disney Water Transportation System is just one more way for Disney to show you a good time and get you around in style. Kids love to travel on both the Water Taxi and the Monorail systems. To use the Water Transportation, all you have to do is go to one of the Water Taxi or Ferry location and wait for the Captain to board you on the vessel. You will be told each of the stops along the way, so just get off where you would like and enjoy the wonderful ride.