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  • On Jul 1, 2024
    Melissa from OH Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are going to a dance event next week at the Dolphin Resort. Will I be able to take the shuttle from Disney Springs to the Dolphin Resort if I am not staying at the resort itself?

    Hey, Melissa! Welcome to planDisney where we're always on your dance card! You'll be arriving for your Walt Disney World Resort adventure before a Fantasia hippo can pirouette, so let's look at your transportation options during your visit.

    I love that you're planning to enjoy Disney Springs during your trip. My family typically makes "The Springs" our first stop when we arrive in Orlando because it immerses us in the Disney magic. Strolling through the World of Disney is like snuggling in my favorite comfy blanket! And a treat from the Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop is the perfect way to say, "Welcome home." 

    Regarding transportation from Disney Springs, your best option is using a rideshare service like Lyft. This is especially true if you're planning to go from Disney Springs directly to the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel, as the hotel's shuttle service is operated by a third party and reserved for its guests. Its shuttle has an entirely separate pick-up location from Disney bus service. 

    Another option is to park your own vehicle at the hotel for a fee. Check with your dance team coordinators for their advice; they may have vouchers available or other transportation and parking suggestions. You'll be do-si-doing along in no time!

    If you decide to go to EPCOT or Disney's Hollywood Studios, you can use the Disney-operated Friendship Boats from The Dolphin to cruise in style. The International Gateway at EPCOT is my favorite way to access this park since you'll be smack in the middle of the World Showcase. The Croque Glacé at L'Artisan des Glaces in the France Pavilion is just a tempting stroll from the boat dock!

    Melissa, I'm sending good luck pixie dust for the dance competition! May your team's kicks be in perfect unison, and may your visit be full of memories to treasure. Please stop by planDisney anytime!

    Magic awaits,
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Meet the Panelist: Elaine, Florida

Bright Suns! I'm Elaine, a retired teacher dividing my time between my home state of Kentucky and the Sunshine State. I married my college sweetheart, and now that our only son is grown, we are exploring the empty-nest life. My family has been visiting Walt Disney World Resort for over 25 years, so if you have questions about adult-only visits, plant-based meals, thrill attractions, and Florida-resident perks, I'm here for you in full Force. Like Yoda would say, "Trips, we will plan!" Learn More About Elaine

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