Mom And Daughter Resort Room
  • On Mar 18, 2010
    Cindy from IN 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.

    We are driving to Disney in June& staying at the Caribbean Beach I've read that it can take up to an hr to get to the Parks on the bus because of all the stops at the resort the bus has to make would be better to drive ourselves to the parks?

    Hi Cindy!

    A lot of guests arrive at Walt Disney World and want to leave the driving to Disney.  I can completely understand that as a lot of guests aren't comfortable driving in a strange place and Walt Disney World is large.

    However, it is fairly easy to drive around Walt Disney World and Disney does a great job with the signs.  With the exception of getting to the Magic Kingdom, the fastest and easiest way to get around is by driving a car.  I'm a big fan of having a rental car if its within the budget.  It's especially nice if you want to dine at other resorts, especially if they're not within walking distance (such as the Epcot resorts on Crescent Lake) or on the monorail.  To get from one resort to another using a Disney bus, you would first have to go to a transfer point like a theme park or Downtown Disney; as you can imagine, that can take some time.

    The Magic Kingdom is the only possible exception, because when you drive your own car to the Magic Kingdom, you have to park in the Magic Kingdom parking lot.  Then you have to walk or take a tram to the Transportation and Ticket Center, followed by a monorail or ferry boat ride to the actual entrance of the Magic Kingdom.  Disney transportation, on the other hand, drops you off right outside the Magic Kingdom turnstiles.

    For every other destination from the Caribbean Beach, you would get there much faster with a car.  Enjoy planning and write back if you have any more questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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