Transportation

Walt Disney World Bus Times Now Available

Wait Times for Walt Disney World Buses now in real time. 

Wait Times for Walt Disney World Buses now in real time. 

Walt Disney World Resort in Florida just introduced a new bus time feature in the My Disney Experience mobile app that enables you to view up-to-the-minute estimates for when the next bus will depart from your Disney Resort hotel and when you will arrive at your destination.

The app regularly updates in real time to provide the most current estimates for buses heading to all four theme parks, two water parks and the Disney Springs area. Guests can access this feature by tapping “See Bus Times” when viewing an active Disney Resort hotel reservation.

Currently wait times are only offered for buses departing resort hotels to theme parks, not from theme parks to hotels. 

Disney released this video to demonstrate how it works

Orlando Sentinel's Article on WDW Cable-Cars is Misleading.

In an article on April 18, 2017, the Orlando Sentinel confirmed a rumor that a new transportation system is coming to Walt Disney World. According to the article, the Orlando Sentinel obtained permits filed with Reedy Creek Improvement district that showing that Disney's Hollywood Studios, Epcot, Pop Century Resort, Art of Animation Resort, and Caribbean Beach Resort will be linked by a gondola/cable-car. Disney has not released a statement confirming the project. 

The problem, however, is that the Orlando Sentinel's article is misleading. It suggests that it will be a gondola type system, with pods suspended from a cable but the article uses the terms, "gondola," "cable-car," and "tramway" interchangeably. These are all very different.

In short, a gondola is an enclosed cabin suspended by a wire - similar to a ski lift. A cable car is a car on tracks (similar to a train) and is propelled by grabbing hold of a moving wire. It has no motor of its own. Cable-cars are capable of climbing steeper grades than trains and monorails - like the San Francisco cable cars.

Finally, a "tramway" just refers to the tracks, or line, that cable car rides on.

We can assume that Disney is working on some kind of mass transportation system but without having full details, the Orlando Sentinel should not assume that this will be a gondola suspended from high above.  

By Darren Wittko, Specializing in Disney Destinations