Transportation and Ticket Center

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Transportation & Ticket Center
Monorail disney3.jpg
Walkway up to the Express Monorail Line Platform
Location 4600 World Drive
Bay Lake, Florida
Coordinates 28°24′21″N 81°34′46″W / 28.40583°N 81.57944°W / 28.40583; -81.57944Coordinates: 28°24′21″N 81°34′46″W / 28.40583°N 81.57944°W / 28.40583; -81.57944
Owned by Walt Disney World
Line(s) Walt Disney World Monorail System
Platforms 3 platforms with Spanish solution
Connections Ferry to Magic Kingdom
Local Transit Lynx 50 & 56[1]
Construction
Parking 12,156 (surface lot)[2]
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened 1971
Services
Preceding station   Walt Disney World Monorail   Following station
One-way operation
Resort Line
Magic Kingdom
continuous loop clockwise
Next clockwise
Next counterclockwise
Express Line
Magic Kingdom
continuous loop counterclockwise
One-way operation
Terminus Epcot Line
Terminus

The Transportation and Ticket Center (TTC) is an intermodal monorail, ferry, and bus transportation hub on the Walt Disney World Resort. The station serves both the Magic Kingdom and Epcot spurs of the Walt Disney World Monorail System as well as conventional bus and taxis in the Greater Orlando Region.

Transport to Magic Kingdom[edit]

Magic Kingdom lies more than a mile away from its parking lot, on the opposite side of the man-made Seven Seas Lagoon. Upon arrival, guests are taken by the parking lot trams to the TTC, which sells tickets to the parks and provides transportation connections throughout the resort complex. It also has a small gift shop and the central lost-and-found facility for all four theme parks.

To reach the park, guests either use the Walt Disney World Monorail System, the Staten Island Ferry-style ferryboats, or buses, depending on the location of their hotel or parking lot. All guests who are not staying at the resort's hotels must transfer from the parking lot trams to the monorail or the ferry system upon arrival at the TTC. However, guests who are staying at any of the resort's hotels have several options:

  • Guests staying at the three hotels closest to Magic Kingdom (Disney's Contemporary Resort, Disney's Polynesian Resort, and Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa) can use either the ferry or the monorail system to travel to the Magic Kingdom.
  • Guests staying at Disney's Wilderness Lodge and Disney's Fort Wilderness Campground can ride a dedicated ferry boat to the Magic Kingdom docks.
  • Guests staying at the other hotels have to take buses to travel to the park, except for those who are staying at the Shades of Green resort, which requires guests to transfer between transportation modes at the TTC.

The main monorail loop has two lanes. The outer lane is a direct nonstop loop between the TTC and Magic Kingdom (called the Express Line), while the inner loop has additional stops at Disney's Contemporary Resort, Disney's Polynesian Resort, and Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa (called the Resort Line). Epcot is accessible by a spur monorail line that was added upon that park's opening in 1982.

Former bus service[edit]

Prior to December 2013, buses to and from Disney's Animal Kingdom and Disney's Hollywood Studios operated out of TTC instead of the Magic Kingdom bus stop. With the addition of a third bus loop at the Magic Kingdom, these buses moved to the Magic Kingdom and left the TTC without any regular Disney Transport bus routes.[3][4]

Walt Disney World Monorail System
Maintenance shed
(not open to public)
Magic Kingdom park
Disney's Contemporary Resort
Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Transportation and Ticket Center
Disney's Polynesian Village Resort
Epcot

Express and resort services[5]
Resort service only
No passengers
Ferry transfer

In addition, prior to the Magic Kingdom's bus stop being built in the late 1980s/early 1990's, buses also traveled to several other Walt Disney World resorts, including Fort Wilderness, Disney Institute, Swan and Dolphin, and Caribbean Beach, among others. Buses also served Downtown Disney, Fort Wilderness, and Wilderness Lodge in the past as well.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Disney Area" (PDF). Lynx. Retrieved 28 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Facts". www.wdwmagic.com. Retrieved 28 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "The Magic Kingdom's new bus stop loop opens on Sunday". 
  4. ^ "Walt Disney World Transportation Map in Metro Style". WDW Focus. 
  5. ^ "Resort Monorail". Walt Disney World.