When it comes to getting to and from Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort, complimentary transportation is limited to Disney’s bus service. But that’s okay. We have stayed at each of the All-Star Resorts and have found their bus service efficient.
Below, we’ll review how to get from All-Star Sports to the major Disney Destinations below. We’ll also discuss how to get to several other popular locations that will require taking more than one form of transportation.
So, if you have an upcoming vacation planned, you might want to use this guide as a reference. Read it before your trip, and save it if you need it while you’re at Walt Disney World. If you’re already at Disney, here are a few quick references to help you get where you’re going:
- How to Get to Magic Kingdom from All-Star Sports
- How to Get to Epcot from All-Star Sports
- How to Get to Disney’s Hollywood Studios from All-Star Sports
- How to Get to Disney’s Animal Kingdom from All-Star Sports
- How to Get to Disney Springs from All-Star Sports
With the help of our guide, you’ll soon feel at ease about getting to and from Disney’s All-Star Sports during your vacation. It’s time to relax and save your energy for the incredible vacation that awaits!
Transportation Options at Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
As we discussed, you’ll have one option when it comes to transportation at Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort:
- Disney’s Bus Service
*Unfortunately, you cannot walk from the All-Star Sports to a theme park. But you can walk between All-Star Sports, Music, and Movies Resorts.
Below is a photo that shows the jogging trail in a dotted line. The lavender line shows how we usually walk between the resorts. You’ll have to cross the parking lot between Music and Sports, but it’s a straight shot.
Disney’s All-Star Sports only has one bus stop. It’s located off the main lobby. You can take the exit from Stadium Hall or Sport Goofy Gifts and Sundries gift shop to reach the bus stop.
All-Star Sports Bus Schedule
Disney’s All-Star Sports has a dedicated queue for each of the following destinations:
- Magic Kingdom
- Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom
- Disney Springs
- Typhoon Lagoon
- Blizzard Beach
- ESPN Wide World of Sports**
**You’ll want to check with the resort during your visit to learn more about scheduled transportation to ESPN Wide World of Sports. Often, the All-Star Sports host large groups of student-athletes who travel to and from this venue for competitions.
Per Disney, “Bus service between Disney Resort Hotels and Disney Theme Parks begins 45 minutes prior to opening and ends one hour after closing.” That time includes extended theme park hours in the morning for resort guests and extended evening hours for deluxe resort guests.
Does All-Star Sports Share Buses?
Yes and no. Sorry, that’s not a definite answer, but it depends on various factors. We try to stay at every Walt Disney World Resort at least once every two years. This keeps us up-to-date on any changes.
Our experience (consistently) has been that buses run on this type of schedule:
- Mornings (Buses were not shared with other resorts.)
- Late Mornings through Early Evenings (Buses were shared with other resorts.)
- After 5:00 p.m. (Buses were not shared with other resorts.)
The bus routes take longer when they stop at each resort. Is it a big difference? No, all of the resorts are near each other. It’s also less likely that many people are waiting at the bus stop during the slower times of the day.
Don’t be surprised if you visit during a high crowd time and see an extended bus at the bus stop. They hold twice the load of a usual bus!
Disney’s All-Star Sports to Magic Kingdom
You’ll take a bus from Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort to Magic Kingdom. At the end of your visit, you’ll return to All-Star Sports in the same manner.
If you plan to visit any destination early in the morning, expect a long line at the bus stop. However, we have found that Disney usually has multiple buses servicing the resort bus stops during the busier times of the day (early morning and late evening).
Disney’s All-Star Sports to Epcot
You’ll take a bus from All-Star Sports to Epcot. Then, you’ll return to the resort in the same manner.
Wait times for the buses are posted at each resort bus stop. So you’ll have a good idea of when the next bus will arrive.
These times are based on the bus’s proximity to the resort via a signal from its location. We have found the posted wait times for the next bus reasonably accurate. However, the time might fluctuate if the bus runs into traffic or stops at a light.
Disney’s All-Star Sports to Hollywood Studios
You’ll travel to Disney’s Hollywood Studios from All-Star Sports via Disney’s bus service and return the same way.
Disney’s All-Star Sports to Disney’s Animal Kingdom
You’ll take a bus to Disney’s Animal Kingdom from All-Star Sports and return to the resort in the same manner. Animal Kingdom will be the shortest distance from the resort. Disney’s All-Star Resorts are all located within the Animal Kingdom Resort area.
Disney’s All-Star Sports to Disney Springs
Traveling to Disney Springs, you’ll also need to take a bus from the All-Star Sports Resort. The bus stop is between Town Center and the West Side when you leave.
You can take a shortcut via a narrow walkway on the far side of Wolfgang Puck Bar and Grill that leads to the bus stop. Or you can take the walkway between the Coca-Cola Store and the Orange Parking Garage.
Disney’s All-Star Sports to Disney Water Parks
It is rare to see direct bus service to and from Disney’s Water Parks. When Blizzard Beach is open, you’ll take a bus from All-Star Sports to Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
From there, you’ll find the bus stop that provides a transfer bus to Blizzard Beach. You’ll return to All-Star Sports the same way.
For Typhoon Lagoon, you’ll take a bus from All-Star Sports to Disney Springs. From there, you’ll take a transfer bus to Typhoon Lagoon across the street.
However, when you return to Disney Springs from Typhoon Lagoon, you’ll have to locate the return bus stop to All-Star Sports. We find the return trip to be a bit of a hassle.
You’ll want to pack a change of clothes and give yourself time to dry out for the ride back. The buses are freezing, and you’ll join guests at the bus stop who are coming from Disney Springs.
Tip: Often, when we’re on property, we have a car, so we’ll drive to and from the water park. However, if you don’t have a car, you might consider taking the bus to the water park and returning via a Minnie Van or a car service.
Disney’s All-Star Sports to Other Disney Resorts
Lastly, I wanted to discuss the best ways to get to a few popular resort destinations for touring or dining reservations. I don’t know about you, but we love resort-hopping.
Disney’s All-Star Sports to the Monorail Resorts
Guests regularly visit the monorail resorts for dining or touring. To do this, you can take a bus from Disney’s All-Star Sports to Magic Kingdom.
From there, you will have to walk through security at Magic Kingdom. Then you can walk, boat, or monorail to the following resorts:
- Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort (walk, boat, monorail)
- Disney’s Polynesian Resort (boat, monorail, technically can walk via the Grand Floridian walkway to Magic Kingdom and continue to the Poly)
- Disney’s Contemporary Resort (walk or monorail)
Disney’s All-Star Sports to Disney’s Boardwalk
If you’re traveling to Disney’s Boardwalk or the other Epcot Resorts (Beach Club, Yacht Club, and the Swan and Dolphin), you can take a bus from All-Star Sports to Hollywood Studios.
From Hollywood Studios, you can walk to the Boardwalk or take a Friendship Boat. You’ll want to return to All-Star Sports in the same manner. However, if you’re staying out past theme park hours, you might have to order a car service if the buses are no longer running.
Those would be pretty late hours to keep. But the Boardwalk does have a few places geared toward adults that are open relatively late.
Disney’s All-Star Sports to Wilderness Lodge or Fort Wilderness
You can also take a bus to Magic Kingdom for Wilderness Lodge or Fort Wilderness. Once you arrive at Magic Kingdom, take a bus or a boat to either resort.
*During inclement weather, you’ll need to take a bus from Magic Kingdom to Wilderness Lodge or Fort Wilderness. Hopefully, you’ll get to take the boat, though. It’s a pleasant ride and part of the fun.
Disney’s All-Star Sports to the Skyliner Resorts
If you want to take a ride (for leisure) on the Disney Skyliner, take a bus from All-Star Sports to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and board the Skyliner. We have a separate guide that details Disney’s Skyliner’s route. Stops include Caribbean Beach Resort, Art of Animation, Pop Century, Riviera Resort, and Epcot’s International Gateway.
Disney’s All-Star Sports to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
If you visit Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, you can take a bus from All-Star Sports to the theme park. Then, board a bus to Animal Kingdom Lodge. Animal Kingdom Lodge has two stops, Kidani Village and Jambo House. So you’ll want to know which stop you want before you get there.
Disney’s All-Star Sports to the Resorts near Disney Springs
If you want to visit one of the resorts near Disney Springs, you can take a bus from All-Star Sports to Disney Springs. You’ll have these options:
- Walk or take a water taxi from the Disney Springs Marketplace to Disney’s Saratoga Springs.
- Take a water taxi from the Disney Springs Marketplace to Old Key West Resort, Port Orleans-French Quarter, or Port Orleans-Riverside.
If you do not want to walk across Disney Springs to the Marketplace and boat to these resorts, an alternative would be to take a bus to Hollywood Studios (during hours of operation) and then take a bus to that resort.
Related: Disney Springs Transportation Guide
Airport to Disney’s All-Star Sports
Lastly, when traveling from the Orlando International Airport (MCO), you’ll need to arrange transportation to the resort. Disney no longer offers transportation between the airport and the Walt Disney World Resort.
Need to Know: These tips are subject to Disney’s transportation hours of operation. If you’re traveling to a resort for breakfast, you might have difficulty taking a transfer bus early in the morning. In the mornings, the priority is to get people to the theme parks. So you will almost indefinitely wait longer for a bus to another resort.
Accessibility at Disney’s All-Star Sports
Most transportation options accommodate guests with accessibility needs. Disney provides an overview of each form of transportation on their website. Learn More: Transportation and Mobility Disabilities at Disney World
A separate waiting area is available for those in wheelchairs and ECVS. You’ll want to wait in this area so the bus driver can quickly identify you upon arrival.
The bus driver will board you before allowing anyone else on the bus. Then your family will get to board first. This ensures that you aren’t separated from your party. Upon arrival, all guests will exit the bus. Then, the bus driver will lower the ramp so you can exit.
Final Thoughts on Transportation at Disney’s All-Star Sports
We hope this guide answered any questions or concerns you might have had about using transportation at Disney’s All-Star Sports. Walt Disney World is a tremendous property. But once you learn your transportation options, you’ve fought more than half the battle.
For more information about Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort, you might enjoy the following:
- Disney’s All-Star Sports Review
- Dining at Disney’s All-Star Sports
- The Two Pools at Disney’s All-Star Sports
- Doing Laundry at All-Star Sports
What Do You Think?
Do you have any other questions about transportation at Disney’s All-Star Sports? Will you use the complimentary bus service during your stay? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments. We value your opinion or feedback. It helps us make sure we’re considering your perspective along with what we see and experience.