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Driving Directions to Disney World

Updated on August 18, 2014

Where is Disney World and How do I Get There?

Disney World in in Orlando, right? That's certainly the easiest answer and it is close to being accurate; Orlando International Airport is the closest major airport to Disney World. More precisely, the Walt Disney World Resort is about 21 miles southwest of Orlando. Disney World is huge...with 25,000 acres, it is approximately twice the size of Manhattan island or roughly the size of the San Francisco city limits. In fact, the resort property includes two cities: Lake Buena Vista and Bay Lake, Florida. The Disney World theme parks and resort hotels all have Lake Buena Vista addresses. Looking for Disney World's street address is like asking for the street address of Washington DC. but we've put together all the information you need to locate Walt Disney World and points within this wonderful resort complex.

What are the best driving routes to Walt Disney World Resort?

Driving Directions to Disney World

If you're traveling by car, it's easy to find the Walt Disney World Resort. We're located southwest of Orlando, off Interstate 4, west of the Florida Turnpike.

Routes from some major US and Canadian cities are as follows:

Atlanta, GA: I-75 South to the Florida Turnpike South toward Orlando to Interstate 4 West to Walt Disney World Resort Exits

Boston, MA: I-95 South to I-4 West to Walt Disney World Exits

Chicago, IL: I-65 South to I-24 East I-75 South to the Florida Turnpike South toward Orlando to Interstate 4 West to Walt Disney World Resort Exits

Columbia, SC: I-26 East to I-95 South to I-4 West to Walt Disney World Exits

Dallas, TX: I-20 East to I-49 South to I-10 East to I-75 South to the Florida Turnpike South toward Orlando to Interstate 4 West to Walt Disney World Resort Exits

Hilton Head Island, SC: US 278 West to I-95 South to I-4 West to Walt Disney World Exits

Montreal, QC: take I-87 South to I-287 South to I-95 South to I-4 West to Walt Disney World Exits

New Orleans, LA: I-10 East to I-75 South to the Florida Turnpike South toward Orlando to Interstate 4 West to Walt Disney World Resort Exits

New York, NY: I-95 South to I-4 West to Walt Disney World Exits

Ottawa, ON: from 416, take 401 South, 137 to the border to I-81 South, connect to I-83 South, then I-95 South to I-4 West to Walt Disney World Exits

Raleigh, NC: I-95 South to I-4 West to Walt Disney World Exits

Toronto, ON: take I-90 South to I-90 West to I-79 South to US-19-Alt South to I-64 East/I-77 South to I-26 East to I-95 South to I-4 West to Walt Disney World Exits

Washington, DC: I-95 South to I-4 West to Walt Disney World Exits

Source: http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/faq/directions/

What are the best driving routes to Walt Disney World Resort from within Florida?

Walt Disney World Resort is located southwest of Orlando, off Interstate 4, west of the Florida Turnpike. Routes from some major Florida starting points are as follows:

From Interstate 95, U.S. Highway 1 or southbound on the Florida Turnpike: take I-4 West to Walt Disney World Exits

From southbound Interstate 75: take the Florida Turnpike South to Interstate 4 West to Walt Disney World Resort Exits

From northbound on the Florida Turnpike: take Osceola Parkway which connects with U.S. Highway 192 and the Walt Disney World Resort Exits

From the Daytona area: take I-4 West to Walt Disney World Exits

From the Tampa area: take I-4 East to Walt Disney World Exits

From Miami/Ft. Lauderdale: take the Florida Turnpike North to Osceola Parkway West (exit 249) to Walt Disney World Exits

From Northeast Florida: take I-95 South to I-4 West (exit 260B, old 86) to Walt Disney World Exits

From Northwest Florida: take I-75 South to Florida Turnpike South (exit 328, old 65), to I-4 West (exit 259) to Walt Disney World Exits

From the Ocala Welcome Center located at I-75 (exit 350, old 68): take I-75 South to Florida Turnpike South (exit 65), to I-4 West (exit 259) to Walt Disney World Exits

From Orlando International Airport: take OIA South exit (FL 417S - Toll) to Osceola Parkway West (exit 3) to Walt Disney World Exits

From Sanford Airport: take Lake Mary Blvd. West to FL 417 South to Osceola Parkway West to Walt Disney World Exits

Source: http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/faq/directions/

There are so many Walt Disney World Interstate exits. Which ones should I take?

Each of the exits will take you to various parts of Walt Disney World Resort.

Some highlights from each exit are as follows:

Exit 67:

Attractions: Epcot, Downtown Disney area, Disney's BoardWalk, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

Epcot Resort Area: Disney's Yacht Club and Disney Beach Club Resorts, Disney's BoardWalk Inn and Villas, Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort, the Walt Disney World Swan and Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotels, Disney's Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course

Downtown Disney Resort Area: Disney's Old Key West Resort, Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter, Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside, Lake Buena Vista Golf Course

Exit 65:

Attractions: Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex, Disney's Blizzard Beach

Disney's Animal Kingdom Resort Area,: Disney's All-Star Movies Resort, Disney's All-Star Music Resort, Disney's All-Star Sports Resort, Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, Disney's Pop Century Resort, Disney's Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Course

Exit 64:

Attractions: Magic Kingdom Park, Disney's Hollywood Studios Magic Kingdom Resort Area: Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney's Contemporary Resort, Disney's Polynesian Resort, Disney's Wilderness Lodge, Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, and The Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge, Eagle Pines Golf Course, Magnolia Golf Course, Osprey Ridge Golf Course, Oak Trail Golf Course, Palm Golf Course, Disney's Wedding Pavilion

Important Information about Parking at the Magic Kingdom Theme Park

When you drive to the Magic Kingdom, you'll actually park at the Disney World Ticket and Transportation Center (TTC). Once parked, you'll e to take a parking lot shuttle to the place where you catch either the ferry boat or the monorail over to the Magic Kingdom. The Monorail is almost always the fastest option so save the ferry for your ride back to the car. You'll want to allow extra time to get to the front gate of the Magic Kingdom, especially if you plan to be there for the opening show.

What are some other ways I can get to Walt Disney World Resort from the Orlando International Airport?

Shuttles, Rental Cars, and Limo services

Other transportation options from the Orlando International Airport include shuttle, limousine and car rental.

Mears Airport Shuttle is available from Orlando International Airport to your Walt Disney World Resort hotel. Tickets may be purchased at the time of boarding. For return to the airport, the shuttle boards at the entrance of every Walt Disney World Resort hotel. Make reservations 24 hours in advance and allow a minimum of 2 hours before flight time.

To make arrangements for Limousine or Town Car Service, guests may contact Star Transportation.

Alamo® Rent A Car, the Official Rental Car of Walt Disney World Resort, has locations at the Orlando International Airport and at the Car Care Center near the parking exit of Magic Kingdom theme park. For Emerald Club customers, National Car Rental® also has a location at the Car Care Center. Shuttle service to and from your resort location is provided 7 days a week, Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (holiday hours may vary). Shuttle service should be scheduled at least one hour in advance.

From the U.S. and Canada call:

Mears Airport Shuttle: (407) 423-5566

Star Transportation: (407) 888-5530

Alamo and National shuttle service: (407) 824-3470

From the UK call:

Mears Airport Shuttle: 001-407-423-5566

Star Transportation: 001-407-888-5530

Alamo and National shuttle service: 0870 400 4562

Guest under 18 must have parent or guardian permission to call.

Source: http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/faq/directions/

Is parking available at the Theme Parks? How much does it cost?

Guests registered at a Disney Resort hotel receive complimentary parking at Disney Theme Parks and at the hotel for the length of their resort stay, with valid resort identification. If you plan to visit more than once a year, keep in mind that Annual Passes also include parking.

Yes, parking is available at all 4 Walt Disney World Resort theme parks. Each lot charges the same rate per day:

- Automobile, taxi, limo or motorcycle: $14.00 USD

- Camper, trailer or RV: $15.00 USD

- Bus or tractor trailer: $18.00 USD

Once you pay for the day, you may park at any of the Theme Parks.

Prices subject to change without notice.

Walt Disney World Addresses for Your GPS System

You can use these addresses to navigate to the Disney theme parks

  • Magic Kingdom GPS Address:

    3111 World Dr.

    Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

    Mailing Address: 1675 N Buena Vista Dr

    Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

    Latitude: 28.418733

    Longitude: -81.581183

  • EPCOT GPS Address

    1200 Epcot Resort Blvd.

    Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

    Mailing Address: 1675 N Buena Vista Dr

    Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

    Latitude: 28.375417

    Longitude: -81.549283

  • Disney's Hollywood Studios GPS Address:

    351 South Studio Dr.

    Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

    Mailing Address: 1675 N Buena Vista Dr

    Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

    Latitude: 28.357087

    Longitude: -81.560300

  • GPS Address for Disney's Animal Kingdom Park

    2901 Osceola Pkwy

    Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

    Mailing Address: 1675 N Buena Vista Dr

    Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

    Latitude: 28.358000

    Longitude: -81.590433

  • Typhoon Lagoon Water Park GPS Address

    1494 E Buena Vista Dr.,

    Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

    Mailing Address: 1195 East Buena Vista Dr.,

    Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

    Latitude: 28.366000

    Longitude: -81.529500

  • Downtown Disney GPS Address:

    1494 E Buena Vista Dr.

    Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

    Mailing Address: 1675 N Buena Vista Dr

    Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

    Latitude: 28.370000

    Longitude: -81.515000

  • GPS Coordinates Of Disneys Blizzard Beach Water Park

    Decimal Minutes (GPS) : N28 21.10674 W81 34.51242

    Decimal (WGS84) : 28.351779, -81.575207

    Degrees Minutes Seconds : N 28° 21' 6.4044", W 81° 34' 30.7452"

Buzz Lightyear Icon at Disney's All-Star Movie's Resort Hotel
Buzz Lightyear Icon at Disney's All-Star Movie's Resort Hotel

Disney World Hotel Addresses and Phone Numbers

Are you staying at one of the Walt Disney World hotels? You can find the address here for creating maps or programming your GPS:

Walt Disney World Resort Hotel Addresses and Phone Numbers

How Far Is Disney World From....

How Far Is Disney World From The Beach?

---Cocoa Beach (Atlantic Ocean) is about 72 miles East of Disney World (1 hour, 21 minutes driving time - includes toll roads)

--- Clearwater Beach (Gulf of Mexico) is about 96 miles West of Disney World (2 hours driving time - includes toll roads)

How Far Is Disney World From Tampa, FL?

--- The Tampa International Airport (TPA) is about 79 miles from Disney World (1-1/2 hours driving time - includes toll roads)

How Far Is Disney World From Miami, FL?

--- The Tampa International Airport (TPA) is about 236 miles from Disney World (4 hours, 10 minutes driving time - includes toll roads)

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