Shuttle Service at the Yacht Club Disney Resort
Everything but the Monorail! Many guests think that if they stay at any of the Disney World Deluxe Resorts, they are automatically set to use the most iconic transportation at Disney World, the Monorail. That is, unfortunately, not the case. But, when you stay at the Disney Yacht Club Resort, you do have full access to the Buses, Water Taxi and you are even within walking distance to the World Showcase at Epcot and Hollywood Studios. Hopping aboard the water taxi is much like a ride in itself. The kids seem to get all excited when they ride on the boats to your destination. The Gondola system is also nearby. Since you can walk to Epcot, you can almost say that the Gondola’s can be used as your transportation around Disney World as well.
Fun outside of Disney World?
Disney might be the main reason you came to Orlando Fl but did you know that there is a lot more to do? Heading a little North-West you will gain access to SeaWorld, and Universal Orlando with Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. Walking through the streets of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is a wonderful treat and so lifelike that you will want to go again and again. These other locations are outside of the Disney Transportation system so you will need to arrange a way to get there. Here are a couple of other options:
Orlando Disney Yacht Club Transportation
What Disney Transporation are available for the Disney Yacht Club Resort?
At the front entrance to the Disney Yacht Club, the Shuttle Bus pickup station runs about every 20 minutes or so and can get you to all of the Disney destinations like; Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom; Disney Springs and the Disney Water Parks.
You fastest mode of transportation to get to the World Showcase in Epcot is to walk out of the back doors of the Disney Yacht Club and head about 0.4 miles over the walkway to the back entrance. If you are up to a longer walk, you can also walk along the waterway to get you to Hollywood Studios.
Everyone loves taking the water taxi to their destination. This is a fun and exciting way to get to Epcot and Hollywood Studios. On the other side of the Crescent Lake is the Disney Boardwalk Inn Resort. A water taxi can take you across to check it out.
The Monorail is not connected to the Yacht Club but it does go to Epcot so all you have to do to ride it, is walk over to the entrance of Epcot, hop on and head over to the Magic Kingdom.
Getting to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure from the Disney Yacht Club Resort?
Whether you are a fan of Harry Potter or not, it is so worth the trip to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure to take in the amazing Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Trust me, it is the most incredible, build-out of a location you have ever seen. The authentic buildings, streets, and shops will leave you in wonderment. As mentioned earlier, Disney transportation will not get you there so be sure to schedule a Mears Taxi or setup Uber. The Universal Orlando dropoff is about 13.9 miles away and takes about 25 minutes in regular traffic.
How far away is SeaWorld and Aquatica from Disney's Yacht Club Resort?
Aquatica animals and rides you will not find at any of the Disney Parks is what you have in store by visiting SeaWorld. Just a few miles West of the Yacht Club, it might be fun for a day or two to spend at SeaWorld and Aquatica.
How far away is MCO Airport from the Yacht Club? Is there a free shuttle from the Airport?
The Orlando International Airport (MCO) is 22 miles away from the Disney Yacht Club. The Magical Express is the Bus system setup to pickup Disney Guests from the Airport and take you directly to the front door of the Disney Yacht Club. This is a FREE service so be sure to give them a call at 407.939.1936 or in the UK call 0800.16.90.730 and get your Magical Express ready for your pickup. Let the Disney Cast Member know when you plan to arrive at the MCO airport and they will take care of the rest.