What Resorts Are Closest To Disney World Theme Parks?

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Walt Disney World is a fun place and there is a lot to do and see. But the land is so spread out that you probably want to try and stay closer to the theme parks that you actually plan on going to. So, you are probably wondering what resorts are closest to Disney World theme parks?

There are four theme parks at Disney World, Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios. Each of which have multiple resorts nearby.

So today, I’m going to focus on explaining the Disney Resorts that are closest to each theme park so that you can make up your mind as to which one will work best for your particular situation.

Map Of Disney Resorts and Parks

Which Resorts Are Closest To The Magic Kingdom?

The resorts closest to the Magic Kingdom are:

  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort

Transportation To The Magic Kingdom From Each Resort

From the Contemporary, Polynesian and Grand Floridian Resorts you have access to the monorail that will take you directly to the Magic Kingdom.

From the Polynesian, Fort Wilderness and Wilderness Lodge you can take a boat directly to the Magic Kingdom.

Which Resorts Are Closest To Epcot?

  • Disney’s Boardwalk Inn
  • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
  • Disney’s Beach Club Resort
  • Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
  • Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort

Transportation To Epcot From Each Resort

From the Caribbean Beach resort you can take the new Skyliner system right to Epcot!

You can take a friendship boat to Epcot from the Boardwalk, Beach Club, Yacht Club and the Swan & Dolphin.

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Which Resorts Are Closest To Disney’s Hollywood Studios?

  • Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
  • Disney’s Pop Century Resort
  • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

Transportation To Hollywood Studios From Each Resort

The new Skyliner can take you from all of these resorts directly to Hollywood Studios

What Resorts Are Closest To Disney World Theme Parks? Tips 3

Which Resorts Are Closest To Disney’s Animal Kingdom?

  • Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
  • Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
  • Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village
  • Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Transportation To Animal Kingdom From Each Resort

The only form of transportation from any of the Animal Kingdom area resorts is via the Disney Bus system.

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Which Resorts Are Closest To Disney Springs?

  • Disney’s Port Orleans – Riverside
  • Disney’s Port Orleans – French Quarter
  • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
  • Disney’s Old Key West Resort

Transporation To Disney Springs From Each Resort

All of these resorts are located on the Sassagoula River which has ferry boats that pick up guests and can take them directly to Disney Springs.


There are all kinds of great resorts to enjoy throughout Disney World. Hopefully this guide to which resorts are closest to which parks helps you out in your planning. Have a magical day!


Heather Noyes, the visionary behind this website and a former Disney travel agent, has woven her lifelong passion for Disney into the fabric of her daily life. Nestled just 3 miles away through the enchanting trees lies Cinderella's Castle, a magical neighbor to Heather's everyday adventures. From her earliest days, Disney has captured her heart, and this enduring love has translated into the meticulous planning of numerous trips for her family, friends, and cherished clients, all destined for the enchanting realm of Walt Disney World.

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