DVC Resorts Within Walking Distance of Parks

Walkway to EPCOT from Disney's BoardWalk.

With Disney’s transportation services like their busses, monorail, Skyliner, and water taxis, traveling anywhere on Disney property is a convenient breeze. However, many guests find comfort in being able to easily walk to their destination, and the flexibility that this provides them. Many DVC resorts are located on the monorail line or Skyliner route, but there are also a few resorts that are within walking distance to some parks. If you enjoy walking as your primary mode of transportation then check out these DVC resorts within walking distance of Disney parks.

Disney’s Beach Club Villas

Disney’s Beach Club Resort is not only home to incredible DVC villas, but also to incredible character dining at Cape May Cafe, the famous Beaches & Cream Soda Shop, family fun activities like nightly campfires, and an incredible water play area called Stormalong Bay. This resort is definitely one of Disney’s hidden gems, and it is only a 15-20 minute walk away from Hollywood Studios and EPCOT. Guests can take this walk at a leisurely pace and enjoy not having to wait in any lines for transportation in order to get to the parks.

Stormalong Bay at Disney's Beach Club
Stormalong Bay at Disney’s Beach Club. Photo: Emily Murray.

Disney’s Boardwalk Villas

If you are looking for a resort with entertainment and night life, then definitely check out Disney’s Boardwalk! This resort is jam-packed with dining and entertainment that is centrally located on an Atlantic-style boardwalk. The DVC villas are comfortable and spacious which makes this the perfect resort for a girls weekend or a getaway with your teenagers. Guests love the twisting 200 foot-long waterslide at the main pool. Guests are able to walk to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and EPCOT using the same walking path as Disney’s Beach Club, about 15-20 minutes of walking.

Disney's Boardwalk Resort
Disney’s Boardwalk Resort. Photo: Emily Murray.

Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Bay Lake Tower

DVC’s Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort boasts stunning theme park views of Magic Kingdom. This modern resort features 3 pools, a signature dining experience at California Grill, and a character dining experience at Chef Mickey’s. This resort is the closest you can get to Magic Kingdom, and with the monorail going through the main building it provides a unique experience. Guests can easily take the monorail to both Magic Kingdom and EPCOT, or they can walk to Magic Kingdom. The walk from Disney’s Contemporary Resort to Magic Kingdom is just 10 minutes.

Bay Lake Tower
Theme Park Views at Bay Lake Tower. Photo: Disney

Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

Another DVC resort on the monorail line and within walking distance to Magic Kingdom is Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows. This resort brings island life to Disney guests and is home to incredible Hawaiian dining at Ohana Restaurant and Kona Cafe. Guests can immerse themselves in island culture with hula lessons and nighty torch lighting ceremonies, and enjoy a twisting volcano waterslide at the main pool. If guests are staying at the DVC bungalows then they have an incredible view of both the water and Magic Kingdom. Guests can walk to Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and then continue on through to Magic Kingdom. This walking path is a bit longer than others with a distance of 1.5 miles; guests can expect a 30 minute walk.

Kona Cafe
Kona Cafe. Photo: Disney

The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort

Grand Floridian Resort is home to some elegant DVC villas that are expertly themed and decorated to match the graceful Victorian-era style of the resort. After enjoying The Grand Floridian Spa, guests can splash around in one of two pools. Grand Floridian Resort is home to several dining experiences including the newly reopened 1900 Park Fare. This resort is also within walking distance to Magic Kingdom, roughly 15 minutes away!

Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Grand Floridian. Photo: Disney

Do you enjoy walking to parks or using transportation? Let us know in the comments below!

Featured Photo: Emily Murray.

Written by

Megan Woodard

Contributing Writer

Megan was born into a Disney family. Her first trip to Disney World was when she was only 18 months old. Now as an adult, Megan loves to share the magic of Disney with her two toddlers. Keeping up with Disney news and Disney World knowledge is a fun hobby for Megan. Disney World is her favorite place to be and continuously brings back her childhood joy.

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