• On Jun 30, 2016
    Cathy from WV Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Concerning the beach hours, a report stated beach opens one hour after sunrise. Will this change effect the water transportation operating hours?

    Hello, Cathy!  Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    What a great question!  I can tell you are thinking ahead as you plan for your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort vacation.  I have always found that planning in advance is a great way to get a head start on a most MAGICAL vacation.  The Walt Disney World Water Transportation typically runs one hour prior to a park's earliest opening. I have always found it most helpful to ask a Cast Member upon check-in if the boats are up and running and the hours of operation.  It just puts my mind at ease.  

    In addition to water transportation, make sure to utilize your resort's buses which is also included in your Complimentary Resort Transportation.  The buses run approximately every twenty minutes. Remember, you're the one on vacation, so why not let Disney do all the driving.   

    While on vacation, you may want to visit Disney Springs.  Dining and shopping have never been more MAGICAL!  Disney Springs offers a variety of dining options and the shopping is fantastic!  Trust me, you can find it all here.  

    Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Please visit the Disney Parks Moms Panel again should any new questions or concerns arise.  We are here to help you make the most of your Disney planning.

    Have a MAGICAL day and "SEE YOU REAL SOON!"

    Diane G. 

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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Texas

Hello! My name is Diane and I am a mother of three great boys (ages 21, 17 and 16) and a fantastic wife from the great state of Texas!   A Walt Disney World vacation will leave you with many beautiful memories to last a lifetime. Learn More About Diane

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