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New Security Arrangements at Disney World

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Disney recently announced the opening of a new screening system at Disney Magic Kingdom.

With the view of improving security and making the whole process more fluid, Walt Disney has moved its checkpoint of its most visited themed park, Magic Kingdom, from its front gate to the Transportation and Ticket center. This means that visitors will go through metal detectors as well as bag check before boarding the monorail or ferry to the Magic Kingdom park. For visitors arriving by Bus another bag check has also been created. The new security checkpoints have opened Monday 3rd April!!

These new security arrangements now make the monorail and ferry services at Magic Kingdom, part of the theme park’s secure zone. Moreover, visitors boarding at the different monorail resorts will have their own security bag checks prior boarding. This new checkpoints lay out will significantly spread the load of people coming through and thus help reduce the wait lines!

This new arrangements means that you will be able to enjoy a fully secure park with your family and spend less time waiting to have your bag checked and more time enjoying the magic of Disney. It is also worth noting that moving the security checkpoints closer to the car parks will allow you and your family to drop forbidden items back in your car, such as selfie sticks, or costumes without having to take the monorail or ferry back and go through the security wait lines all over again!

For those traveling with little ones, carrying your own or rented strollers, this is bound to be a major improvement to your holiday at Disney!

Express Transportation: Get Closer and Faster to the Disney Magic!!

Express Transportation Walt Disney World

Express Transportation is a brand new feature of Disney World theme park introduced in December last year.

This exciting new service enables you to enjoy the best out of all 4 theme parks at Disney World Orlando. It is a non-stop service that allows you to travel between all 4 theme parks and avoid queuing at the gate of each park for security checks! As a matter of facts, this new service picks you up at the designated Express Transportation location and transports you directly to the drop-off location inside the gate of which ever park you would like to go to. No queuing, no waiting! The fun and magic of Disney can be reached within a few minutes!

In order to get access to the Express Transportation tickets, you need to hold a Park Hopper Option or a Walt Disney World annual pass. A single day ticket costs as little as USD15 and a multi-day pass costs USD24. The multi-day pass is valid for 7 consecutive days so you can make the best out of your family holiday!
The Express Transportation service starts everyday at 10:00 am and runs until the park closes. It runs every 30 minutes to and from the designated pick-up/drop-off locations.

To check-in you have several options:

  • Magic Kingdom Park: Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin – near the exit.
  • Epcot: Spaceship Earth – on the east side.
  • Hollywood Studios: in front of Rock n Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith.
  • Animal Kingdom Park: Kilimanjaro Safaris – near the entrance.

You can buy the Express Transportation tickets in various locations:

  • Ticket window at Express Transportation check-in locations.
  • Guest Relations and ticket windows at all theme parks.
  • Ticket window at Disney Springs.
  • Concierge location of the Disney resort hotels.
  • Ticket desks: Walt Disney World Dolphin hotel and Walt Disney World Swan hotel.

Once you are at the Express Transportation check-in place, just wait for a Cast Member to come and take you directly to your next destination.

This is an amazing new feature at Disney World. You will be able to enjoy more of the theme parks by traveling by Express Transportation for the fun and enjoyment of your whole family!

PARKING, GETTING TO AND AROUND THE DISNEY PARKS FOR FREE

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There are a lof of free options for parking in Disney as well as cheap and free options for getting to and around the Disney parks. Here’s a list of tips that might help you save some money while enjoying your Disney vacation:

Parking

If you park at one of the Disney Resorts, you have several options to get to the Parks for Free!

By Bus

• Walt Disney World has an extensive bus system, so there is no need to rent a car unless you are traveling outside of the property.
• The bus routes are set up to facilitate travel from a resort to a park.
• Most resorts have five bus routes originating from them, providing direct service to all four theme parks and Downtown Disney.
• Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach are also serviced by the Downtown Disney and Animal Kingdom routes respectively.

By monorail

• Walt Disney World’s monorail system is one of its signature attractions, and it’s not even inside one of the parks. They do a great job of getting large numbers of guests from place to place, but they’re also quite comfortable and fun to ride.
• There are three monorail lines. The one you want to take is:
• The Resort Line: This route stops at all the resorts it passes. Polynesian, Grand Floridian and Contemporary. This route is used by resort guests to get to the Magic Kingdom or Epcot, and by guests visiting one of the resorts.

By boat

• Walt Disney World also has several waterways which are serviced by ferryboats.
• From the Magic Kingdom, ferries transport guests to the Contemporary, Grand Floridian, Polynesian, Fort Wilderness Campground, and Wilderness Lodge.
• From Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, service is to the Swan/Dolphin, Yacht/Beach Club, and Boardwalk.
• From Downtown Disney, service is to the Port Orleans, Saratoga Springs, and Old Key West Resorts.

On Foot

• In some places, walking is the most convenient way to travel from one area to another.
• Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and the three resorts in between (Swan & Dolphin, Yacht & Beach Clubs, and Boardwalk) are connected by walkways
• Downtown Disney is connected to Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort.
• From Disney’s Contemporary Resort, you will find it quicker to walk to the Magic Kingdom than to take the ferry or monorail.
• From the Polynesian Resort, it’s a five-minute walk to the Transportation and Ticket Center, to take the monorail to Epcot.