Transportation options during the theme park phased reopening at Walt Disney World

Jul 02, 2020 in "Magic Kingdom Ferry boats"

The Walt Disney World theme parks begin a phased reopening from July 11, along with resort hotel reopenings.

This is the line-up of transportation options that are expected to be available:


The Express monorail and Resort monorail will be in service, providing transport for TTC, Disney's Grand Floridian Resort, Disney's Polyensian Village Resort and Disney's Contemporary Resort.

The EPCOT beam will not be available.

Disney Skyliner

All three Skyliner lines will be in operation, providing transport for guests at Riviera and Pop Century to EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios.


Ferry Boats will be available for transport from the TTC to Magic Kingdom.

Watercraft will be available from Polynesian, Wilderness Lodge and Fort Wilderness to Magic Kingdom.


Beach Club and Boardwalk will have no transport to EPCOT with walking being the only option.


Buses will operate from all resorts to all parks and Disney Springs except where an alternative is listed above.

Friendship Boats and Sassagoula Boats

Friendship and Sassagoula boats are not yet in service.

Minnie Van Service

Minnie Vans are not yet available.

Disney's Magical Express

Magical Express from Orlando International Airport is available.

Parking Lot Trams

The parking lot trams will not be available. Guests will need to walk from the parking lot to the front of the park or to the monorail/ferry at the TTC for Magic Kingdom.

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Article Posted: Jul 02, 2020 / 9:19am ET
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Giss Neric5 days ago

I'm just kidding. It's all lies. I just wanted to switch the topic for a while.

GimpYancIent6 days ago

Ok, so a guy wore a mask with some wording on it. He Wore A Mask properly! No one care's what was written on it.

drizgirl6 days ago

You were about to report someone wearing a mask correctly?

Lilofan6 days ago

Easier to fire third party for a poor job.

Lilofan6 days ago

If third party crews get hurt on the job, Disney doesn't have to pick up their medical / injury costs. That could run into hundreds of thousands of dollars or even more depending on the severity of the injury.

Giss Neric6 days ago

I saw a guy in Magic Kingdom recently with a custom made mask that says "WORN BY FORCE, NOT BY CHOICE." I kinda felt that he was trouble already. I'm was about to report it to a CM but decided to let it go since he's not doing anything wrong anyways. It's just a silent protest. I saw him two times after that while walking in Fantasyland and the other while in the queue at Big Thunder. In all fairness to him, he was wearing the mask and wearing it correctly at both times.

ElvisMickey6 days ago

You’re hilarious, Oswald Cobblepot 🙄

JoeCamel6 days ago

Do not have to pay bennies as JohnD said and shifts liability to the third party if they are installed improperly

JohnD6 days ago

Part time, no more than 29 hours. Don't have to pay benefits unlike full time CMs. Hourly rate is also probably less than for full time CMs also.

Goofnut19807 days ago

How is this cheaper than having on staff maintenance crews perform the work?

MisterPenguin7 days ago

That baby carriage is not allowed in WDW!!

wdwmagic7 days ago

There is a full time third party crew at the parks replacing the distancing markers.

wdwmagic7 days ago

U.S. officials are aiming to open travel between UK and U.S.A with shortened traveler quarantine periods by the end of the year according to WSJ

DCBaker18 days ago

"Mickey Mouse and his best pals are returning to breakfast at Chef Mickey’s restaurant in Disney’s Contemporary Resort on December 16, bringing some new items to the menu inspired by their favorite dishes. " Along with traditional breakfast favorites, you will be able to try the new Mickey’s “Celebration” Pancake, featuring whipped cream, celebration sprinkles, shimmering pixie dust and more. For something a bit more savory, we’re adding a new “Loaded” Potato-Cheese Casserole topped with smoked bacon crumbles and chives. Last but not least, Goofy’s Banana Bread French Toast will combine unique flavors of banana bread baked in zesty orange-scented French toast batter, topped with Espresso-mascarpone cream, toasted bananas and chocolate crumbles. If you can’t decide on which new item to try, you’ll be able to taste all three as part of an all-you-care-to-eat family style feast with other traditional breakfast favorites. When Mickey and friends return, the experience may look a little different than the last time you visited, but you can still expect to smile, wave and make unforgettable memories with some of your favorite characters as they parade through the restaurant in their chef’s best. Reservations for Chef Mickey’s character breakfast will open on October 17, based on availability. In addition, Disney Resort hotel guests can make reservations up to 60 days in advance plus the length of their stay (up to 10 days)."