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They're everywhere: they're free; wherever you're going, they run at least every twenty minutes; and they are blessedly coooollll inside.
They're the Disney buses, and using the Disney Transportation System is a major benefit of staying at a Disney resort: you never have to park your car in a vast hot parking lot. Possibly, at peak times driving your car might be faster than using the Disney buses-- but by and large, the buses do an excellent job.
Even theme park-visitors who aren't staying at WDW resorts can use the buses to travel from theme park to park.
Guests at Disney World can also make use of the monorail: a fast way to travel between Epcot and the Magic Kingdom. The monorail also serves several resorts: the Grand Floridian resort & Spa, Disney's Polynesian Resort, and Disney's Contemporary Resort.
Boat rides another way to feel clever when getting around Disney World without setting foot in a parking lot. If you stay at the Fort Wilderness Campground and Resort, the Wilderness Resort, the Grand Floridian, the Contemporary, or the Polynesian resorts, you can arrive at Magic Kingdom by water. Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios are also reachable by boat from several resorts; and a ferryboat goes from Port Orleans and two other resorts to Downtown Disney. Check the Disney World site.