If returning to the front of the park for a free ride puts a crimp in your park-hopping plans, Walt Disney World is now offering an Express Transportation option that will pick guests up inside their theme park gates and deliver them across property, for a price.
(UPDATE: The Express Transportation add-on service will suspend operation beginning Aug. 23, 2017.)
If you have tickets with the Park Hopper option (or a Walt Disney World Annual Pass), adding Express Transportation allows access to special buses that take you directly to the drop-off location inside the theme park you want to visit next—with no waiting to reenter at the gate. Participating guests make their way to designated Express Transportation check-in location, where a Cast Member will escort them backstage to their bus.
Express Transportation buses depart approximately every 30 minutes, and are available each day from 10 a.m. until park closing. The busses travel directly between each of the theme parks—with no other stops along the way, and let guests off inside the main gate. Check-In Locations are in the Magic Kingdom park near the exit of Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin; in Epcot at the est side of Spaceship Earth; in Disney’s Hollywood Studios at the courtyard in front of Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith; and in Disney’s Animal Kingdom park near the entrance to Kilimanjaro Safaris.
Purchase of the Express Transportation option gives unlimited transfers between all 4 theme parks for either one day, for $15 per person, or seven consecutive days for $24 per person. You can buy Express Transportation tickets at all 4 theme park ticket windows and Guest Relations, Disney Springs, Disney Resort hotel concierge locations, Walt Disney World Swan Hotel and Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel ticket desks, and kiosks at Express Transportation check-in locations.
For more on the future of bus transporation at Walt Disney World, watch this video of a prototype Sorcerer Class vehicle displayed during the recent Destination D event: