Walt Disney World

Hotels & Resorts

There are 33 resorts and hotels located on the Walt Disney World property. Of those, 24 are owned and operated by the Walt Disney Company. The Disney resorts are classified into five categories: Deluxe, Moderate, Value, Disney Vacation Club Villas, and Campground. Additionally, they are located in four resort areas: Magic Kingdom Resort Area, Epcot Resort Area, Downtown Disney Resort Area and Animal Kingdom Resort Area.


Transportation to and from Disney's Wilderness Lodge is complimentary for Resort hotel Guests. While staying at Walt Disney World Resort hotels, there's no need to rent a car, or deal with the hassle of driving and parking. Save time and the hassle of driving and parking with complimentary transportation. Destinations throughout Walt Disney World Resort, including Disney Theme Parks and Disney Water Parks, are accessible by bus and boats.

Complimentary transportation is available one hour prior to Disney Theme Park opening time up to one hour after Disney Theme Park closing time. Additionally, buses operate until 2:00 a.m. from the Downtown Disney Area. Certain areas of Walt Disney World Resort are also connected by well-lit, paved, low-grade walking paths. Stop by one of the convenient and well-marked pick-up points at your hotel—and throughout Walt Disney World Resort—and, usually within minutes, your ride will arrive ready to transport you throughout the Resort. Keep in mind that certain destinations are not direct and may require a transfer from one route to another.

Disney's Magical Express

Disney's Magical Express is a private ground transportation and luggage service delivery for Walt Disney World Resort operated by Mears Transportation. The service is complimentary and is only available to guests with reservations at Walt Disney World Resort hotels. Guests with a Disney Resort reservation arriving at Orlando International Airport can be transported to their Disney resort from the airport using the complimentary Disney Magical Express service, and have their bags picked up and transported for them through a contract with BAGS Incorporate. Guests board custom motor coaches, watch a video about the Walt Disney World Resort, and their luggage is later delivered directly to their rooms.

The Disney's Magical Express service can be booked via phone when making a room reservation at a Walt Disney World resort hotel. Guests must be arriving at the Orlando International Airport in order to utilize the service. Guests receive an information packet and luggage tags via postal mail prior to departing on their vacation. The luggage tags are used to identify incoming luggage at Orlando International Airport and specify which resort and guest name the luggage is to be delivered to. After landing, guest luggage are delivered directly to the guest room. Disney's Magical Express is a sister system to the Disney Cruise Line transportation system that transports guests from the airport or their hotel to the seaport for their Disney Cruise. These buses are also run by Mears Transportation and are sometimes used as Disney's Magical Express buses during peak times. Currently Magical Express is located on level 1 of terminal B