Bus at Bus Stop location at resort
  • On Nov 15, 2022
    Emmanuel from NSW Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If Bus services from resorts start 45 minutes prior to their park openings & it takes a bus 44 minutes from Pop Century to Magic Kingdom, how can I get to Magic Kingdom with plenty of time to enjoy the full 30 mins of extra time in the morning?

    Hiya, Emmanuel!

    Welcome back to planDisney. The countdown is on, friend! Your trip is getting closer and I am sure that everyone in your travel party is getting excited. A stay at Disney's Pop Century Resort is a great way to enjoy exclusive Guest benefits during your visit. You will be able to enjoy extra time in all four theme parks, immersive theming, and of course complimentary transportation throughout Walt Disney World Resort. 

    Buses typically start running 45 minutes before the park opening, and park opening for resort Guests is 30 minutes early. This means that if Magic Kingdom Park opens at 9 AM for all Guests, it opens at 8:30 AM for Walt Disney World Resort Collection hotel Guests. Buses would start running around 7:45 AM from Pop Century to Magic Kingdom Park in this scenario. So, Hakuna Matata! There will be plenty of time to get to your favorite park before that extra time begins. It should be mentioned that bus times from Pop Century generally does not take 45 of transit, but could take 45 minutes including wait time. (Pop Century to Magic Kingdom is about a 15-minute drive.) Pro tip: Try to arrive at the bus stop 10 to 15 minutes before buses start running if you are hoping to catch the first bus. And if you miss that first one, rest assured that buses run often in the morning!

    I also want to mention that you can check the next bus arrival time through your My Disney Experience app once you arrive at your resort hotel! When your check-in date arrives you can check out this feature by selecting Resort Hotel in the app. Scroll down the page until you reach See Bus Times. Click this option to see when the next bus will be heading your way. 

    I hope your upcoming stay is memorable and magical!
    We'll see ya real soon!
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