Getting Around Disney World Faster

Disney Transportation Update

A Transportation Construction Update

If you’ve been to Walt Disney World lately you’ve noticed Disney is making major transportation changes to the property. This is great news for guests visiting. Most of the visible improvements and changes are near and around Disney Springs and Disney’s Hollywood Studios but from the looks of it Disney may be looking to change the way guests move from their resort to the parks.

Disney Springs

Construction UpdateLet’s start with Disney Springs! This congested area of Disney World was often a place where traffic led to frustrating times for those traveling by car and bus. The improvements made to the roads and parking at Disney Springs are massive and now make the trek to this shopping and restaurant district far more pleasant. It started with the large parking garages that now make it easy to walk to your Disney Spring destination. Disney took the parking garages a step further by making easy access from the I-4 and Buena Vista Drive and creating dedicated bus lanes giving guests who rely on Disney transportation a faster route.

Hollywood Studios

Looking Hollywood Studios you can see construction near Osceola Parkway where plans include a new car entrance to the park. This entrance will ease traffic on Buena Vista Drive and allow the larger Osceola Parkway to absorb much of the heavy traffic when Star Wars Land opens in 2019. Similar to Disney Springs, there will be dedicated entrance right off Osceola Parkway. That means less stop lights and better traffic flow. Thank you, Disney!

Magic Kingdom

Construction UpdateThere has also been an improvement to the Magic Kingdom toll booth. The traffic plans released by Disney look to show a separation for those going to the Monorail loop resorts and those going to The Magic Kingdom parking lot. This should ease traffic and congestion getting to these locations and help with bus traffic.

More News!

Between Disney Springs and Hollywood Studios, work is being done at the interchange of Epcot Center Drive and Buena Vista Drive. This work looks to again help relieve congestion on Buena Vista Drive and make a quicker route for cars and busses.

Construction Update

Looking to the future, there speculation regarding a gondola type transportation method from Art of Animation, Pop Century and Caribbean Beach to Hollywood Studios and Epcot. There is little information to ensure this possible idea. However, it would have major impact on guests traveling from these three resorts. There are thousands of rooms at the three resorts, and this would give an alternative option to driving or busing. It clears up a lot of traffic in and around these resorts and Hollywood Studios and Epcot. We will have to wait and see!

 

The overall theme here is that Disney is taking transportation seriously and this looks to be a great end result for guests who will be able to get where they are going quicker and with less frustration.

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Ryan Gross

Travel Specialist

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