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New Bus Service Offers Direct Access to Disney Springs from Theme Parks After 4 p.m.

Darcy Clark

by , Disney Springs Marketing Manager

Have you ever wished you could take a bus directly to Disney Springs after a day in one of the four Disney Theme Parks? Wish no more, because Disney buses now transport guests to Disney Springs from Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios starting at 4 p.m. daily. With a drop-off location in the heart of the property, the new service puts guests in the middle of Town Center, the newest neighborhood filled with world-class brands, one-of-a-kind eateries and high-quality entertainment.

Want to ride attractions through the afternoon, then indulge in one of Disney Springs’ 30+ food and beverage options by night? Or maybe catch an early fireworks show, then savor some sips at one of the vibrant lounges? Whether you want to end your evening with “La Nouba” by Cirque du Soleil, a movie at AMC Dine-In Theatres, bowling at Splitstville Luxury Lanes or shopping at the wide-array of retailers (there are over 50 new stores!), you’ll find there’s plenty to enjoy once you’ve had your fill of theme park fun.

While the service from the Parks is intended to be one-way, Disney transportation will continue to be available from Disney Springs back to Disney Resort hotels. And for guests with their own vehicles, the arrival experience is more convenient than ever with complimentary self-parking, which includes two new parking garages that utilize “smart technology,” making finding a spot a breeze.

I hope you’re as excited about this new offering as I am! Do you plan to try out the route during your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation?


  • Curious , it says it is a one way service., So when you get there there is no other bus to get back?
    Don’t quiet understand that.
    I think it said you could get a bus back to Any WWD resort , I guess that would include Fort Wilderness camp grounds!?

  • So very excited for this service!! We love to bounce around and this will certainly make it easier.

  • That’s a great new added bus service for Disney guests. I’ve stopped driving to the theme parks and started taking the complimentary bus service from the resort where I stay. I am also glad to see a dedicated bus lane going to and coming from Disney Springs to help ease the congestion and make transporting smoother.

  • Awesome! We plan to take advantage of this offering when we arrive this coming weekend. I do echo the other comments – would love to see resort-to-resort transportation options that would make traveling easier for dining reservations.

  • Finally!! It’s about time; but I agree with Caroline – there were many times in the past I spent the morning at a Park and considered/wanted to go to “Downtown Disney” [now Disney Springs} for lunch, but decided against it because of the extensive time and effort required to get there. Disney, how about adding 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Disney Springs bus service for those of us who get to the Parks early and consider lunch at Disney Springs – even more so now, with the ever increasing number of excellent dining choices.

  • Thank you so much for adding this bus service! It’s going to be a great help!

  • Amen! One of the best ideas Disney could ever come up with!!

  • Finally!! To improve this service, consider starting the service at noon. For people with young kids, we visit Disney Springs in the afternoon after a busy morning in the parks. Thanks Disney.

  • Very nice, a step in the right direction! But what I REALLY wish Disney had was direct transportation between resorts, especially during peak meal periods. On my last trip when our plane landed in the early afternoon and got us to our room at POR, we had to use a taxi to get to our dinner reservation at Narcoosees at the GF. That cost us nearly $20 one way! It would be easy for resorts to keep a few cars or small buses on hand for the sole purpose of resort-to-resort transport; seats could be reserved in advance just as easily as restaurant seats are. I’m sure there would be a great market for it.

  • I love the idea. It save a lot of time an energy. I usually go to Disney Springs on the one of the days at Animal Kingdom. I usually come down in November and Animal Kingdom usually closes are 6:00 PM. So then we can spend the evening dinning and shopping at Disney Springs.

  • Finally!! Always was such a headache to get to disney springs. Can’t wait until my trip in October!

  • Great to see the evening one-way offering expand from the initial Animal Kingdom test, definitely a great idea and a win-win for everyone.

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