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Which Walt Disney World Hotel Is Closest to Each Theme Park?

Last updated on April 30th, 2020 at 09:37 pm

Distances to the Theme Parks  from Disney World Resorts. Which Walt Disney World Hotel Is Closest to Each Theme Park?

If you’ve booked one of Disney’s Resort Hotels, you’ve already taken a huge step towards convenience since all resort hotel guests can take Disney’s Magical Express shuttle from the Orlando International Airport.

Distances to the Theme Parks from Disney World Resorts

Getting straight to the resort hotel and back is a huge logistical benefit. This allows you to forgo the hassle of renting a car and driving on unfamiliar roads.

However, if you’re not sure which Disney hotel to book, there are other ways to rank convenience.

Additionally, this summer, Walt Disney World added a “Get Directions” option to the My Disney Experience mobile app. Using this function, you can find step-by-step directions on foot, by bus, monorail and boat between destinations. This includes areas within the theme parks.

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If you choose to stay at one of the “Epcot area” hotels located near Disney’s BoardWalk, you’ll have 2 theme parks within walking distance (Epcot and Disney Hollywood Studios), plus you’ll be able to access the shopping, dining, and activities Disney’s BoardWalk has to offer.

The distances quoted below are from Google Maps and they show drive time to the Parks parking lot and may not be the end of your transportation journey to reach the front gates.

EPCOT

Distances to the Theme Parks  from Disney World Resorts. Which Walt Disney World Hotel Is Closest to Each Theme Park?

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa: 4.2 miles / 34 minutes Monorail
Disney’s Yacht Club Resort:  3.2 miles / 0.7 miles to walk
The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort: 5.9 miles
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge: 4 miles
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort: 3.3 miles
Walt Disney World Swan Resort: 2.3 miles/ 0.7 miles to walk
Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort: 5.4 miles drive
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge: 6 miles
Disney’s Beach Club Resort: 3.4 miles drive/ 0.2 miles to walk
Disney’s Boardwalk Resort: 3.2 miles drive/ 0.4 miles to walk
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort: 3.5 miles
Disney’s Contemporary Resort: 4.6 miles / 23 minutes on Monorail
Disney’s Pop Century Resort: 5 miles
Disney’s Old Key West Resort: 2.6 miles
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort: 3.1 miles / 19 minutes on Monorail
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter: 2.8 miles
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside: 2.9 miles
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa: 3.5 miles 

Distances to the Theme Parks  from Disney World Resorts. Which Walt Disney World Hotel Is Closest to Each Theme Park?

HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS

Distances to the Theme Parks  from Disney World Resorts. Which Walt Disney World Hotel Is Closest to Each Theme Park?

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa: 6.3 miles
Disney’s Yacht Club Resort:   3.6 miles
The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort: 8.8 miles
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge: 6.8 miles
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort: 4.1 miles
Walt Disney World Swan Resort: 2.8 miles / 1.1 miles to walk
Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort: 4 miles
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge: 4.6 miles
Disney’s Beach Club Resort: 3.2 miles / 1.2 miles to walk
Disney’s Boardwalk Resort: 3.3 miles/ 0.8 miles to walk
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort: 2.1 miles / ~5 minutes on Skyliner
Disney’s Contemporary Resort: 6.4 miles
Disney’s Pop Century Resort: 2 miles / ~ 12 minutes on Skyliner
Disney’s Old Key West Resort: 4.9 miles
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort: 4.9 miles
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter: 5 miles
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside: 7 miles
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa: 6 miles

Distances to the Theme Parks  from Disney World Resorts. Which Walt Disney World Hotel Is Closest to Each Theme Park?

MAGIC KINGDOM

Distances to the Theme Parks  from Disney World Resorts. Which Walt Disney World Hotel Is Closest to Each Theme Park?

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa: 3.5 miles
Disney’s Yacht Club Resort:  3.9 miles
The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort: 4 miles
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge: 3.9 miles
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort: 3.6 miles
Walt Disney World Swan Resort: 4.3 miles
Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort: 6.1 miles drive
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge: 6.8 miles
Disney’s Beach Club Resort: 5.4 miles drive/ 0.2 miles to walk
Disney’s Boardwalk Resort: 4.8 miles drive
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort: 5.7 miles
Disney’s Contemporary Resort: 0.6 miles to walk
Disney’s Pop Century Resort: 6.1 miles
Disney’s Old Key West Resort: 2.6 miles
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort: 5.8 miles
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter: 5.7 miles
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside: 5.1 miles
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa: 6.9 miles 

Distances to the Theme Parks  from Disney World Resorts. Which Walt Disney World Hotel Is Closest to Each Theme Park?

ANIMAL KINGDOM

Distances to the Theme Parks  from Disney World Resorts. Which Walt Disney World Hotel Is Closest to Each Theme Park?

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa: 7.4 miles
Disney’s Yacht Club Resort:  4.7 miles
The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort: 6.9 miles
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge: 6.9 miles
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort: 3.9 miles
Walt Disney World Swan Resort: 3.9 miles
Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort: 2.3 miles
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge: 2 miles
Disney’s Beach Club Resort: 4.9 miles
Disney’s Boardwalk Resort: 4.4 miles
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort: 4.4 miles
Disney’s Contemporary Resort: 7.5 miles
Disney’s Pop Century Resort: 4.1 miles
Disney’s Old Key West Resort: 6 miles
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort: 6 miles
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter: 6.1 miles
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside: 8.1 miles
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa: 7.1 miles

Distances to the Theme Parks  from Disney World Resorts. Which Walt Disney World Hotel Is Closest to Each Theme Park?
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Which Walt Disney World Hotel Is Closest to Each Theme Park?

In summary, there are a handful of resorts that stand above the rest in terms of quality, amenities and location. We have listed the resorts that we would consider to be “close” to the Parks. We believe these should be your top considerations when planning on staying in a certain park for the majority of your stay.

Distances to the Theme Parks  from Disney World Resorts. Which Walt Disney World Hotel Is Closest to Each Theme Park?

Hotels Closest to the Magic Kingdom

  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge 
  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort 
  • Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort 
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Hotels Closest to Epcot & Hollywood Studios

  • Disney’s Beach Club 
  • Disney’s Yacht Club 
  • Disney’s Boardwalk Inn

Hotel Closest to the Animal Kingdom

  • Disney’s the Animal Kingdom Lodge 

There is no “wrong” Disney resort! There are almost as many reasons to choose a particular hotel as there are hotels at Walt Disney World. Location is just ONE factor! 

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