5 Ways from Coronado Springs to Blizzard Beach (2024)

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Getting to Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park from Coronado Springs Resort is similar to traveling to one of the theme parks. It can be confusing whether you’re new to Disney or you’ve been before!

But don’t worry; after reading below, you will be comfortable with all the transportation options. Please pay attention to whether each method is FREE or something you must pay EXTRA for.

Coronado Springs Resort to Blizzard Beach:

Option #1: Take the FREE Disney bus to Blizzard Beach!

coronado springs to blizzard beach by bus

If you want to get to Blizzard Beach for FREE, then you should use the bus transportation that Disney World provides.

Where are the bus stops located at Coronado Springs?

Because it’s such a large resort, there are four bus stops here. This means that you can easily get a bus to your destination no matter which section you stay in. Take a look below, and you’ll be able to find where the best bus stop is for you!

You can take a bus DIRECTLY from Coronado Springs to Blizzard Beach.

This is an incredible benefit because it’s one of only four Disney resorts that offer direct service to Blizzard Beach!

Bus service to Blizzard Beach from Coronado Springs typically begins 30 minutes before the water park opens and ends 1 hour after it closes. Once they start, the buses run continuously throughout the day. I have found that you can typically expect a bus to arrive around every 15 to 20 minutes.

You will find a screen at Coronado Springs showing when the next bus will arrive.

How long do the buses take from Coronado Springs to Blizzard Beach?

It’s hard to know for sure because you never know how long you will be waiting for a bus. You can get lucky, walk up to the stop, and find a bus has just arrived. Or you can see one pulling away as you arrive, and then you must wait for the next one!

If I were you, I’d estimate it would take roughly 30 minutes to make the journey from the resort to the water park. When our family is in Disney, we like to save as much time as possible. That’s why I’m a big fan of some of the other transportation options below! 🙂

Option #2: Take a rideshare from Coronado Springs to Blizzard Beach

coronado springs to blizzard beach via rideshare

As we just discussed, the BIGGEST negative to taking the Disney bus transportation to Blizzard Beach is the time it takes!

That’s why I LOVE using Uber or Lyft to get from Coronado Springs Resort to Blizzard Beach. 

It saves so much time! Especially if you walk to the bus stop and realize you missed the next bus to Blizzard Beach.

The driving distance from Coronado Springs to Blizzard Beach is just 0.6 miles (1 km), and the drive should take under 10 minutes! Between going to and from Blizzard Beach, I estimate that you can save roughly an HOUR by using a rideshare instead of taking the Disney buses.

Between Uber and Lyft, there are a lot of drivers cruising around Disney World. Almost every time I’ve used one to go to the parks, I’ve had to wait less than five minutes to get picked up.

The easiest place to meet your driver is outside the Coronado Springs front lobby.

However, this can be quite a walk, depending on which building you’re staying in. Luckily, the parking lots in each resort section have plenty of space for your driver to pick you up.

How much does an Uber cost from Coronado Springs to Blizzard Beach?

It’s estimated to cost under $15 one-way. Of course, the exact price depends on how large of a vehicle you need and any “surge pricing” that could be happening that day. I think it’s money well spent for the time you save!

The ONLY negative to using a rideshare is that you must pay for the ride, whereas the Disney buses are free.

Option #3: Ride in a MINNIE VAN to Blizzard Beach

One fun thing about using the rideshare service Lyft is that they have partnered with Disney World to provide MINNIE VANS, which are Minnie Mouse-themed mini-vans!

taking a minnie van from coronado springs to blizzard beach

A big benefit of using a Minnie Van is they are driven by DISNEY CAST MEMBERS. I know many people like this fact because the drivers are Disney employees, which provides additional peace of mind.

While using the Lyft app inside the resort, choose Blizzard Beach as your destination. Then, order the Minnie Van to come and pick you up.

While this option is fun, as you can see above, it is much more expensive than a regular Lyft vehicle. In addition to a Disney Cast Member driving, here are a few additional benefits of a Minnie Van.

  • They can fit up to SIX people.
  • Includes two car seats, which your driver will install for you.
  • These vans can fit scooters and wheelchairs, but please pre-arrange your ride if you need this service.

Option #4: Take a TAXI to Blizzard Beach

taxi from coronado springs to blizzard beach

I know some people don’t like using Uber or Lyft because they don’t trust the person driving or don’t feel comfortable using the app. If this describes you, calling a traditional taxi company for a ride is easy.

Taking a taxi has many of the same benefits as rideshares, such as not waiting for a bus. But of course, you must pay for the taxi ride, where the Disney buses are free.

If you want to take a taxi from Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort to Blizzard Beach, I recommend calling Mears Taxi, a well-known and trusted company in the Orlando area. You can even schedule and book your ride online.

Option #5: Drive yourself to Blizzard Beach!

Getting in your car and driving yourself is an often overlooked way from Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort to Blizzard Beach. It’s probably the fastest way to travel since you don’t have to wait for someone to pick you up. 🙂

The distance between these two locations is only 0.6 miles (1 km). The drive takes under 5 minutes, depending on traffic.

driving from coronado springs to blizzard beach

And here is the BEST news about driving yourself to Blizzard Beach…

As long as you stay at Coronado Springs, the parking at Blizzard Beach is FREE! Unfortunately, many guests don’t realize (or forget) that if you stay at a Disney World Resort, parking at any of the parks does not cost anything.

Getting FREE parking at the theme parks is an incredible benefit of staying at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, as parking costs a minimum of $25 per day at each park.

Related Posts:

Can the Disney Skyliner take me from Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort to Blizzard Beach?

The short answer to this question is NO. The Skyliner only goes to two parks, Hollywood Studios and Epcot. There is also no boarding station for the Skyliner at Coronado Springs.

Can I take the Disney boat transportation from Coronado Springs to Blizzard Beach?

The short answer to this question is NO. There is no boat transportation at Coronado Springs or Blizzard Beach.

Can I take the Disney Monorail from Coronado Springs to Blizzard Beach?

Unfortunately, the monorail does NOT go to Blizzard Beach. Plus, there is no Monorail stop at Coronado Springs. You must take a Disney bus, drive yourself, or take a rideshare or taxi to Blizzard Beach.

Can I walk from Disney’s Coronado Springs to Blizzard Beach?

The short answer to this question is NO. First, the distance between the resort and Blizzard Beach is around 1.7 miles (2.7 km). And second, there are no walking paths that connect them. You must either take the bus, rideshare, taxi, or drive yourself!

What is your favorite way to travel from Coronado Springs to Blizzard Beach?

Leave a COMMENT below!

Lindsey Dahle
Lindsey Dahle

Lindsey has been writing at Resort Rat since 2023. She loves sharing her enthusiasm for travel, especially to Disney destinations. She is passionate about helping others make the most of their travel. Lindsey's home base is a quiet neighborhood with a pond and woods, but her home is wherever her husband and two kids are.

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