Disney Springs hosts many resorts and spas with luxurious amenities for each guest. Disney Springs is the perfect location for those honeymooning at Disney World, too!
Blizzard Beach is one of two water parks at Disney World that offer a fun time in the sun while keeping cool. Pairing these two parks together for a vacation will ensure you have a relaxing time.
If you are planning on visiting both locations, we’ve laid out all the options for transportation. This way, you can be prepared to make the choice that is best for you when you are visiting Disney World.
Keep in mind; lodging on the Disney World property opens you up to some transportation options not readily available to just anyone.
Resort Guest Transportation
By staying at one of the exclusive resorts in Disney World, you have the privilege of utilizing some complimentary transportation courtesy of your resort. At check-in, talk to the concierge about where the pickup locations are. These locations have good signage, so you should be able to identify them quickly.
From there, you will wait at the designated pick-up area and one of the complimentary transportation vehicles will be there shortly to collect your party. These vehicles continuously make the rounds throughout the theme park, so you will not need to wait very long before a ride appears.
Some things to keep in mind is that this will not always be the most time-efficient choice. They may make frequent stops, so if you only have limited time to explore a park, you might want to look into other transportation.
Disney Springs has three different bus stops in place. You can go there to find a ride. The bus schedule is on the website.
If you don’t want to take the bus the whole way, another option is taking the monorail from Disney Springs to Magic Kingdom. Once you have arrived at Magic Kingdom, you can hop on a bus that will take you from the Magic Kingdom to Blizzard Beach.
Unfortunately, the monorail currently does not go directly from Disney Springs to Blizzard Beach.
Personal Car Transportation
If you drive to Disney World yourself, you have the option of driving between the parks. Disney World is set up with drivable roads that make it easy for the theme park guests to maneuver to their destination.
On the website, there are maps of the entire Disney World resort that include the adjacent roads so that you can determine which route to take. There is also an app that you can download to give you easy directions.
From Disney Springs, you have a couple options for driving. The first option is to take Florida 400 or Interstate 4 south until you reach Osceola Parkway. Then, you will head east on the parkway until you get to Blizzard Beach. If you miss the exit for Osceola Parkway, you can exit onto West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, heading east. Then turn right on World Drive and leave on Osceola Parkway.
A benefit of driving yourself is that you are in more control of when you arrive at Blizzard Beach versus a bus or resort transportation. This means you can get there early to beat crowds if you like instead of showing up with the public. However, you will have to deal with parking, parking fees, and traveling from the parking lot into the park.
At Disney World, you can travel by water if you are looking for a change of scenery. However there is currently no direct route via water from Disney Springs to Blizzard Beach. However, you can still take the Disney World boat a portion of the way, presenting a few options for you.
Since there is boat transportation available at Disney Springs, we recommend utilizing the boat for the first portion of your trip. Two to three boats run from each pickup location every hour, so you are guaranteed not to be waiting long when you get to the designated area.
You can take the boat from Disney Springs to one of these three places: EPCOT, Magic Kingdom, or Hollywood Studios. You can even take an extended route by traveling to several of these significant parks within Disney World.
Unfortunately, the boat will not be able to take you directly to Blizzard Beach, so when you are at your last boat destination, you will have to choose between some choices for land travel.
There is a bus system in place that you can utilize to take you to Blizzard Beach then. Keep in mind that there will be additional stops. Depending on which park you are at, you can opt to use the monorail for another portion, but will have to switch to the bus eventually.
Walking is not an option for the entire route, but you can choose to include that part of the way. This gives you the opportunity to take in the sights during your stay leisurely. In addition, you can stop to take pictures along the route whereas the other means of transportation do not offer that.
Disney Springs connects nicely to the other nearby resorts, so you can follow the paved walking paths to the resort of your choice. From there, you will board a bus that can take you to Blizzard Beach.
Disney Springs has free parking available if you bring your vehicle. There is also a valet parking service, so you don’t have to worry about the hassle of finding a parking spot. The Disney mobile app provides a feature to help you locate your car if you do not use the valet.
If you did not bring your vehicle, you will utilize one of the public transportation options. While it may take several stops, there is transportation available to Disney Springs after 4pm, so you can have a more direct route.
Disney Springs and Blizzard Beach are both excellent choices to spend a vacation. With the transportation options available, they aim to make your experience at Disney World as pleasurable as possible.
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