• On Jan 6, 2017
    Missy from AR Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    What are the most convenient WDW resorts that are maybe not on the monorail. We stayed in the Contemporary last, but are looking to save money this time, but not lose convenience. We don't want to be on buses forever anytime we wish to leave the resort

    Hi, Missy!

    For one of the best locations on property in the Deluxe category, try Disney's Wilderness Lodge. This is one of my family's favorites. It is actually one of the most convenient locations for getting to the Magic Kingdom. You can take the boat from the dock right at the back of the resort, or you can take a bus. Once on the bus, it is less than a 5 minute bus ride to or from the Magic Kingdom. It is actually quicker to do this than taking the monorail from the Magic Kingdom to the Grand Floridian! 

    For all other theme parks, there is convenient bus service. Rarely will your Wilderness Lodge bus stop at any other resorts, except maybe mid-day during very slow times or super late at night when just the last few lingering guests are headed back to their resorts.

    Without knowing your dates, I cannot look at rates, but you will find that Wilderness Lodge will be cheaper than any of the monorail resorts.  If you want to save even more money than that, perhaps Port Orleans French Quarter, a Moderate Resort, might suit your needs.  There is only one bus stop at this resort, so once you hop on, you are off to your destination. Mid-day you might find the bus loops Riverside, but most times of the day, you will be the one and only. On your way back to your resort, even if you share a bus with Riverside, the first stop will be at French Quarter so it wouldn't make a difference anyway. I think you will be pleasantly surprised how quickly you will reach your destination from French Quarter.

    I hope you find the perfect resort for your family's upcoming vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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