Disney Guest Says Transportation to Water Park Is “A Joke”

Typhoon Lagoon
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When people think of Walt Disney World Resort, they think of the four incredible theme parks — Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, EPCOT, and Animal Kingdom. However, there are also two great Water Parks that Guests can also enjoy during their time at The Most Magical Place on Earth. Those two Water Parks are Disney’s Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon. While they are rarely open at the same time, they both offer a number of fun rides and experiences Guests can enjoy, if they can get there.

Typhoon Lagoon

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We are now in the summer months and Disney Parks are reaching their peak crowds. It is extremely hot in Florida and the Water Parks are a great way to relax and cool down. With the higher temps and bigger crowds, it would make sense that Disney would have more busses to take Guests to and from Typhoon Lagoon, the only open Water Park. However, according to one Guest, there is only one way for Guests without cars to get to Typhoon Lagoon from their Disney Resort hotel. In fact, the transportation is so bad, the Guest called it “a joke.”

Snack Shack at Typhoon Lagoon

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Twitter user Shaun (@rankingthemouse) shared his experience trying to get to Typhoon Lagoon.

The logistics of getting to Typhoon Lagoon at WDW are a joke right now. The only bus is from Springs, so every resort guest has to bus to Springs. Problem is, they have ONE single bus running from Springs to Lagoon. The line is spilling into the Springs walkway rn, about 60 deep.

Took us 75 minutes to get from our hotel bus stop at Wilderness to the drop off zone at Typhoon. Those $45 Minnie Vans are looking awful tempting right about now. Kudos to Disney for pushing that upcharge, tbh.

Disney Springs is not far from Typhoon Lagoon, so it is not surprising that there are busses to take Guests between Disney Springs and Typhoon Lagoon. However, it is surprising to see that there are apparently no busses to bring Guests directly from their Disney Resort hotel to Typhoon Lagoon. It is possible that, as the Parks get busier, more busses will become available, but that is not a guarantee.

Disney bus

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When it comes to Walt Disney World Resort busses, there are busses that take Guests to almost every theme park on property. For those Guests who are staying at Resorts on the Disney Skyliner Route, busses may not be readily available to take them to and from Hollywood Studios and EPCOT. The best way to check the bus schedule is to use the My Disney Experience app. The app will give you the most up-to-date information and let you know when to expect the next bus you are looking for to take you to a Disney Park or Disney Springs.

About Krysten Swensen

A born and bred New England girl living the Disney life in Southern California. I love to read, to watch The Golden Girls, and love everything to do with Disney and Universal. I also love to share daily doses of Disney on my Disney Instagram @BrazzleDazzleDisney!