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

Jul 02, 2020 in "Magic Kingdom Ferry boats"

Posted: Thursday July 2, 2020 9:19am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

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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JohnDOct 26, 2020

Yep. I was there all last week. Most of the time, the PA announcement is from the familiar announcer you hear on buses. However, from time to time, I would hear the recording of a British woman making the same announcement. And don't think you won't hear it in Galaxy's Edge or Pandora to preserve theming. Nope. Announcements are park-wide.

wdwmagicOct 26, 2020

Yep these have a bit out for a couple of weeks now. They have definitely had to make it clear that it isn't optional.

Sweet ThingOct 26, 2020

I visited Animal Kingdom yesterday and noticed new signage and announcements stating that guests who do not follow the mask rules will be asked to leave. I did notice more cast members firmly asking guests to stop while eating, make sure their masks were covering their noses, or put their masks back on while taking photos. I spoke to a few cast members and every single one said they just want things to return to normal as quickly as possible and these rules are the only way. I witnessed a couple of cast get ignored by guests when enforcing the rules. Those cast members contacted their supervisors to give descriptions of those guests not complying. I can't remember ever seeing the company take a firm stand like this before.

Giss NericOct 18, 2020

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

GimpYancIentOct 17, 2020

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.

drizgirlOct 17, 2020

You were about to report someone wearing a mask correctly?

LilofanOct 17, 2020

Easier to fire third party for a poor job.

LilofanOct 17, 2020

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 NericOct 17, 2020

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.

ElvisMickeyOct 16, 2020

You’re hilarious, Oswald Cobblepot 🙄

JoeCamelOct 16, 2020

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

JohnDOct 16, 2020

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.

Goofnut1980Oct 16, 2020

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

MisterPenguinOct 16, 2020

That baby carriage is not allowed in WDW!!