Transportation and Ticket Center

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Transportation & Ticket Center
Monorail disney3.jpg
Walkway up to the Express Monorail Line Platform
Location4600 World Drive
Bay Lake, Florida
Coordinates28°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 byWalt Disney World
Line(s)Walt Disney World Monorail System
Platforms3 platforms with Spanish solution
ConnectionsFerry to Magic Kingdom
Local Transit Lynx 50 & 56[1]
Construction
Parking12,156 (surface lot)[2]
Disabled accessYes
History
Opened1971
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
TerminusEpcot 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.

To reach the park, guests use the Walt Disney World Monorail System, the Staten Island Ferry-style ferryboats, buses, or rideshare vehicles, depending on the location of their hotel or parking lot.[3][4][5] 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, while guests who park in the disability parking area can walk directly to the TTC from their car. 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 Village Resort, and Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa) can use either the ferry or the monorail system to travel to the Magic Kingdom. In addition, there is a walking path from the Contemporary Resort 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 Shades of Green may take a walking path to the Polynesian Village Resort and use the aforementioned options, or take a bus to the TTC and transfer there.
  • Guests staying at the other hotels may take buses or rideshare vehicles to travel to the park; however, guests taking rideshare vehicles must transfer at the TTC or walk to the park from the Contemporary Resort, as rideshare vehicles cannot use the park's bus loops.

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.

The parking lot at the TTC is organized as follows:

Row No. Name (2011–present) Name (1971–2011) Location
1–10 Woody Chip & Dale  Heroes 
11–27 Simba Pluto  Heroes 
28–34 Mulan Daisy  Heroes 
35–43 Aladdin Minnie  Heroes 
44–60 Peter Pan Goofy  Heroes 
61–65 Rapunzel Donald  Heroes 
N/A Handicapped/disabled access Handicapped-accessible parking  Villains 
73–76 Jafar Sleepy  Villains 
77–93 Hook Happy  Villains 
94–100 Ursula Sneezy  Villains 
101–110 Zurg Dopey  Villains 
111–127 Scar Grumpy  Villains 
128–134 Cruella Bashful  Villains 

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.[6][7]

Walt Disney World Monorail System
Maintenance facility
(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
Disney Skyliner transfer
(via short walk through park)

Express and resort services
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.[dead link]
  2. ^ "Facts". www.wdwmagic.com. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Disney Monorail Transportation – official website". Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. Archived from the original on August 24, 2018. Retrieved May 24, 2019.
  4. ^ "Disney Water Transportation – official website". Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. Archived from the original on March 23, 2019. Retrieved May 24, 2019.
  5. ^ "Disney Bus Transportation – official website". Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. Archived from the original on October 31, 2018. Retrieved May 24, 2019.
  6. ^ "The Magic Kingdom's new bus stop loop opens on Sunday".
  7. ^ "Walt Disney World Transportation Map in Metro Style". WDW Focus.