A to Z Obscure Disney World Tips: O

O is for: Over land Or sea

People who stay at Boardwalk or Yacht & Beach Clubs probably already know this, but I didn't until my last trip to Disney World---you can walk, yes walk, from Hollywood Studios to the Boardwalk and Epcot.  OR you can take a boat. Either way, allow for a leisurely 30-45 minute commute between Hollywood Studios and Epcot. 

Below is a map that shows the walking path in pink and the boat docks as red dots.  The boat stops at all the dots so it's a bit slow going, but nice if you want to get off your feet for a little while with fun scenery along the way.  Next time I want to try the walking path---looks like it goes right along the Boardwalk, so that could be a perfect stop for lunch before completing the path to Epcot.     

Perhaps the most fun thing about taking boat or path versus the bus is that you enter Epcot at what feels like a secret backdoor entrance---the International Gateway, right between the UK and France.  Ooh la la!

For this tip, I must once again thank my mother, who is following along with these posts and submitting her trivia guesses via e-mail (don't be discouraged or anything, but at the moment she is kicking all of your sorry bums).  

Disney World Trivia
Including the two water parks, name the six parks on Walt Disney World property in the order in which they opened.


farawayeyes said...

Wow,I just stumbled in.Planning a trip to DW sometime in the nest year. I'll have to come back and read all A to Z for some great inside tips. Thanks.

Susan Oloier said...

We never did hit Epcot of HW Studios last year. We only went to MK and Downtown Disney. My parents want to go again with the kids this year, so I'll have to take notes from your blog.

DL Hammons said...

Yep....knew it! :)

I have really missed your posts...and its my own fault. I'm trying to get to as many blogs as I can, so I've been going straight down the linky list. It's really hard keeping up with my "regulars" as well as those on the lists. My wife has been following along though. I promise to do better though...because I really like your theme! :)

F. Stone said...

Hi Nicki: I've never been to Disney World and it doesn't seem to be on my bucket list. Perhaps that's something I need to change. There's the kid part of me that's saying, "Oh, please, please!"

Unknown said...

My family has only gone once to DisneyWorld and we had a wonderful time. We didn't walk though...it was the bus or the ferry. :-D

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Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'd feel so sneaky!

Heather M. Gardner said...

Awesome info...again.
It's like its own giant world in the middle of Florida.

Nicole said...

I would do both, if possible...walk to the Boardwalk and then take the boat coming back, or vice versa :)

So far, I've never been to Disney World or Disneyland or whatever, so I have no idea what order those parks opened.

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Debra Harris-Johnson said...

I've taken the boat and walked both are great ways to get from one side to the other. Great post!

Trisha said...

I'd be inclined to walk, as walking is 'my thing'. But the boat would be fun too :)