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New Bus Guidelines to be Enforced at Walt Disney World

New Bus Guidelines to be Enforced at Walt Disney World

One of the big questions Guests have about returning to Walt Disney World is “how will complimentary transportation be impacted due to social distancing measures?” We now have some answers on what bus transportation will look like upon Disney World’s reopening. Here’s what we know.

Recently we learned which transportation options would be available to Walt Disney World Guests when the resorts and theme parks began reopening. We learned that the Magic Express, Disney Skyliner, Monorail, Ferryboats, and buses would in fact be open and running.

Guests have been wondering what some of these transportation options might look like with social distancing measures under Walt Disney World’s focus on health and safety. We now have a look at what Guests can expect when riding Disney buses.

New Bus Guidelines

The previous bus capacity was 72 Guests. Buses will now hold 25 guests maximum, and no standing will be permitted.

Masks must be worn to board the bus and must remain on at all times.

Buses will now have seating zones. There will be six seating zones on each bus.

When boarding a bus, the driver will now assign groups a zone to sit in based on the number of guests in a party. A party is any group between 1 and 5 people. Groups larger than 5 will occupy multiple zones.

You can see here how the seats are now labeled in “zones.” Guests will be directed to a specific zone.

The driver will decide the seating order of guests. Most Guests will board through the front door and seat from the rear of the bus moving to the front.

If a zone is filled by one person, it is considered filled and no other guests will be able to sit there.

Guests will be permitted to unload buses through the front and back doors.

Guests Needing Assistance

If any guests should need assistance, they will be boarded through the rear door. Wheelchairs and scooters are limited to one per bus unless two people traveling together in one party are using them.

There will be a limit of 6 Guests in a party with Guests needing assistance.

New Cleaning Procedures

Buses will be sanitized several times throughout the day for Guests and driver’s safety.

Disney World will Continue to Offer Select Transportation Options During Closure

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Monday 6th of July 2020

Wow we started driving to the parks because the busses are always a nightmare and take forever. This is gonna be crazy! You might get 6 hrs in at the park of you are lucky in between busses, cleaning, and reduced park hours! Nope Im not gonna be a part of that fiasco!


Monday 6th of July 2020

Wondering if they will still run a while after park closes - we have a 6:55 Be our Guest reservation and the park closes at 7:00 so hoping we can get a bus back to our resort!

Kathy B.

Monday 6th of July 2020

We shall see, come Sept.

Donna Flischel

Monday 6th of July 2020

If the capacity is less than a third, will they have four buses coming at one time to accommodate All the people that could have gotten on one bus!


Monday 6th of July 2020

No, but there will also be far fewer people here as well


Monday 6th of July 2020

This is going to be a nightmare.

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