Walt Disney World to Islands of Adventure

Saturday, February 1, 2003 2:07 PM
Hey everybody how's it goin?

In the midst of my senior architecture thesis, my professor decides my class needs to go to Disney World. My thesis is about illusion and deception in amusement parks and roller coasters so I don't want to limit myself to just Disney. How easy it is to get to IOA from Disney? I won't have a car so I'm talking public transportation of some sort or a taxi. We leave Feb. 10th and return on the 15th. Thanks in advance!


Saturday, February 1, 2003 3:31 PM
They're about 10 miles apart, and they're both directly off of I-4. I was there last week, and saw the regional "Lynx" buses at both places, you may have to transfer but I'm sure you can get between them on mass transit.

The ride is reasonably short, so I don't think that a taxi would be too expensive, either. Disney has free transportation between their parks, so if you're taking a taxi, take a Disney shuttle to Downtown Disney, right off of the interstate. Take the cab from there and avoid paying for the couple miles extra driving off of Disney property.

If you could just see the beauty... these things I could never describe. Pleasures and wayward distraction; is this my wonderful prize? --Joy Division

Saturday, February 1, 2003 3:44 PM
That sounds like fun! I went to IOA 2 years ago and I LOVED IT! I'm sure you'll have a good time too. Also when I was there there was free bus rides from IOA/USO to DW. If your inteseted in architecture make sure to go to IOA. The buildings in suess landing are amazing. They look like they are about to fall over on you. I think that it looks much cooler than, lets say magic kingdom. Hope you have fun nomatter where you end up going.
*** This post was edited by Coasterdude38 2/1/2003 8:44:49 PM ***
Saturday, February 1, 2003 5:41 PM
For what it's worth, I took a taxi from Disney's Boardwalk to Islands of Adventure in the summer of 1999. The ride was approximately $25 each way, if I recall correctly.

~~ Maddie~~~

Saturday, February 1, 2003 6:16 PM
A group of friends and I did all of Orlando this Christmas season with no car, and I was the transportation guru so I can give you some pointers. First off, you can check out the lynx system (Orlando public transportation) at their website www.golynx.com . We heard a ton of negative things about lynx before we went to Florida, but we were really surprised that it was cheap to take and relatively painless. The route you want to pick up from Disney is number 50 (you can check out the map and times at the site). We were staying on international drive within walking distance of the park, so we weren't taking the lynx directly to Islands of Adventure, but I'm sure you could do that with an extra transfer. We just took link 50 (which you can pick up at Disney's ticket and transportation center) to its stops by Sea World, then caught the 8 up International Drive to Universal Boulevard (you could opt for the 42 also, which you can pick up for the short time the 50 is on I-Drive) then walked over the overpass to IOA. If you don't want to walk, you can pick up the 37 I believe which takes you to the Universal parking garage. A one-way fare is only $1.25 and you get free transfers, so it's cheap. If you get bored waiting for the Lynx bus while trying to make a transfer after you get off the 50 anywhere on Sea Harbor Drive by SeaWorld or International Drive you can catch the I-Ride Trolley, which runs up and down International Drive, (every 15 minutes, as opposed to the 30 minutes or so for the lynx). That transport is 75 cents one way and you can get info on it at www.iridetrolley.com . Islands of Adventure is absolutely amazing and well worth your trip! If you have any more questions about my adventures, how to do the bus thing, or anything else feel free to e-mail me. But overall, it's very doable with the buses and a lot cheaper than a cab! Best of luck!

-Amy :)

Side Note: It's an adventure in itself taking public transportation. You meet some really interesting characters on the Lynx system and the I-Ride as my friends Jack and Clay will confirm. Fun times!
*** This post was edited by sfgamchick 2/1/2003 11:18:50 PM ***

Saturday, February 1, 2003 6:24 PM
disney is absolutely the masters of illusion, this is especially apparemt if you ever manage to see the "backstage" portions of the disney parks. While i was filming movies (part of a film program) at EPCOT over the summer, we were constantly viewing the behind the scenes action of ECPOT. amazingly, a employees parking lot is right in the middle of the helix for Test Track, however I had never noticed it while I was on the ride. Even more increble is that you can walk through only door in any one of the countries in the world showcase and into ugly parking lots and some gross unkept woods. All the buildings at EPCOT perfectly disguise what is such a dump, it really is an extraordinary job of illusion.

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