New Bus Service Offers Transportation to Disney Springs Directly from the Parks

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Have you ever been in the Disney theme parks wishing you could take a bus DIRECTLY to Disney Springs? In the past you had to go to a resort, and catch a Disney Springs bus there which you know, was extra time. Another option, take a cab, which adds to your budget. Thankfully Disney  found a way in 2016 to save us time and money on vacation in the late afternoon when we want to head from a theme park to Disney Springs.

Disney Springs Bus Transportation Service from Theme Parks:

  • Buses now run directly from Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios parks starting at 4pm daily – it is NOT an all day service.
  • The drop off at Disney Springs is in the heart of it all at Town Center where you can shop world class brands, dine at one of a kind eateries and enjoy some entertainment.
  • Disney Springs Bus Service will be provided from 4pm to 11pm (or until two hours after theme park close whichever is earlier).
  • IMPORTANT to know, the new bus service from the Parks is one-way: FROM the Parks, TO Disney Springs. 
  • You will NOT be able to take a bus from Disney Springs directly back to a theme park, so keep that in mind and plan accordingly.
  • Disney transportation will continue to be available from Disney Springs directly back to Disney Resort hotels. See they won’t leave you stranded.

dining at Disney Springs

Why go to Disney Springs?

Sometimes a person just needs a change from the parks…yes, it happens.  A great vacation touring strategy: ride attractions and enjoy the parks from opening through the afternoon, then head over to Disney Springs to chill and enjoy dining and drinks from 30 food and beverage options. You can catch La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil, a movie at the AMC Dine-In Theatres, or go bowling at Splitsville Luxury Lanes. There are also over 50 new stores you can shop until you drop for that perfect vacation souvenir- whether Disney themed merchandise or not, they got it all!

Keep in mind if you have your own vehicle, Disney Springs parking is free and includes two new parking garages with “smart technology” where you can easily find available parking spots. Don’t have a vehicle, no worries, the new bus service makes it easy to spend your late afternoon and evenings over at Disney Springs.

Do you plan to try out the route during your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation?

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