As you may already know, Disney World has many popular resorts. Old Key West and Saratoga Springs are two of the most popular, and these are just some of the places where people stay when they visit the magical world of Disney.
Disney Springs, on the other hand, is not a resort or park, but rather an area for food and shopping. Many visitors go to Disney Springs at some point, however, many people don’t know what options are available to them when it comes to getting to this area.
So, can you walk from Disney Springs to Old Key West, and what are the options available to guests?
Disney Springs is within walking distance of Old Key West and Saratoga Springs. There is a non-advertised path alongside the Lake Buena Vista Golf Course that allows you to enjoy nature until you reach the shopping area.
If you are preparing for a trip to Walt Disney World, and you intend to stay in one of the resorts, it’s a good idea to know how to get from one place to another beforehand.
In this article, I will explain the various ways you can get to Disney Springs if you are staying in the Old Key West Resort.
Also, I have discussed some of the features and services included in Disney Springs, so you know what to expect when you get there, and which things you have at your disposal.
Can You Walk From Disney Springs To Old Key West?
Old Key West is a resort in Disney World where guests love to stay when visiting the magical theme parks in Orlando.
- To get to the resort you have several options, however, not all guests are familiar with them. That is why they usually take the bus, especially when commuting from Disney Springs.
However, there are other options that you can consider since Old Key West is within walking distance of Disney Springs, and there are other means of transportation that are at your disposal.
Many guests are not aware that it’s possible to walk since it appears that the resort is quite far away from Disney Springs. Therefore, besides the bus, you have two more options – a boat and walking.
Since the Old Key West Resort is distanced from Disney Springs just by a couple of miles, you can enjoy a relaxing boat ride. The boat will take you through nature, and those who prefer natural landscapes would really find this ride amazing.
The ride on the boat is slow, so you do not have to worry about being sick or anything!
Take a look at this YouTube video of the boat ride from Old Key West to Disney Springs! (By the way, it’s free)
However, if you don’t like boats, and fancy some exercise, you can opt to walk to Disney Springs.
This is a possible option, even though many guests are not aware of it because they simply did not know that the resort and Disney Springs are not that far apart.
- There is a non-advertised walkway that goes all the way via Saratoga Springs Nature Path, and alongside the Lake Buena Vista Golf Course.
You will have to walk alongside the lake and then walk through the Saratoga Springs Resort walkways.
You will continue walking until the joining of the paths with the Conch Flat Trail. In about 30 minutes you will reach your destination.
Here’s a popular YouTube video showing you the walk.
Why Do Guests Commonly Visit Disney Springs?
If you have never been to Disney World and you are just researching it, you might think that Disney Springs is just another resort or park with attractions and rides.
Disney Springs is actually a shopping area, where people can buy clothes and souvenirs from the magical park, but also buy food and drinks.
Here’s a full walkthrough video that takes you right through the Disney Springs area.
To get a better idea of Disney Springs, you should know that this area encompasses around 100 shops, such as stores, pavilions, and pop-ups.
Also, you have the chance to choose from approximately 60 dining options which have table service, quick service, lounges, and so on.
Besides that, this area is also a place where you can attend events and shows!
If you are traveling by car, it is convenient to know that this area has separate parking which you can use.
In addition, you have a General Guest Assistance Service at your disposal that will help you with various information, such as accessibility, guide maps, stamps, and so on.
- This is also a place where you can look for lost items since Disney Springs has a Lost and Found Section.
If you are coming from a foreign country, Disney Springs is the place where you can exchange your money for local currencies. Also, you may find maps and guidelines in different languages besides English, like Spanish, Portuguese, and French.
In addition, if you need a place to store your things while you are around Disney World, you can place them in the lockers provided in the Disney Springs area.
If you are in the planning stages of your Disney trip and wanting to get the best advice, be sure to check out this video that shows lots of tips and tricks when staying at Old Key West.
Lastly, if you have not obtained your Disney tickets online, you can find the Disney Ticket Center and get everything you need. Besides, buying tickets for the attractions and events, you can also renew or upgrade your annual passes there.
To conclude, you can see that you have several options to get to the resorts from Disney Springs and vice versa.
Since you have the walking option, it is recommended that you try it since this will enable you to experience some more magic of Disney World, and enjoy the natural beauties that surround this magical place.
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Have a magical day!