WDW Transportation
  • On Aug 10, 2023
    Pooja from MI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    what is the fastest way to get arround disney parks? what disney neighborhoods hotels give genie + before 7 am?

    Hi there, Pooja!

    Welcome to planDisney; thanks for stopping by with your question for us. 

    I’m elated you’re planning a trip to Walt Disney World Resort! There’s something so magical about seeing our favorite fairytales come to life, where all Mouseketeers of every age are reminded to dream big. I hope you’re as excited about your magical vacation as I am!

    Pooja, you’ve asked two excellent questions. If you’re staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel, complimentary Resort & Theme Park Transportation is provided. Depending on the Disney Resort hotel you choose, you will find different convenient methods to get to the parks. For instance, when my family and I stay at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, we take the Disney Monorail to Magic Kingdom Park, as we find it to be the quickest way to get there. If you're ever in a time crunch, I recommend using the Minnie Van™ service, which is connected through the Lyft app. 

    The Minnie Van service provides service to and from select locations within Walt Disney World Resort, including:

    -Any hotel in the Disney Resorts Collection
    -Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort
    -Shades of Green®
    -Walt Disney World Swan Hotel
    -Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel
    -Walt Disney World Swan Reserve

    We also like renting a car and parking at the theme parks. We find this super convenient because we’re coming and leaving on our own time. To us, it feels worth the additional cost of renting a vehicle. Please do keep in mind that if you’re not staying at a Disney Resort hotel, there will be a cost for standard parking per day. 

    Disney Genie+ service is available to purchase beginning at 12 AM on the day you visit for all Guests, regardless of where they choose to stay. Every Guest is able to make their Disney Genie+ selection beginning at 7 AM. However, Individual Lightning Lane purchases for the highly sought-after attractions are available at 7 AM for Guests of Disney Resort hotels, Guests of Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel, and Shades of Green®. All other Guests will be eligible to purchase Individual Lightning Lane selections at the official park opening. 

    Another wonderful perk you might want to think about is Early Theme Park Entry. This is where Guests staying at Disney Resort hotels and select other hotels can take advantage of a 30-minute early entry into all four theme parks daily. You can check out the participating hotels listed here

    Wishing you an enchanting visit, Pooja!

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Meet the Panelist: Aena, Texas

Hi friends! Consider me your own Fairy Godmother, full of helpful tips to make your Walt Disney World Resort vacation magical. I'm Aena, wife to my Prince Charming, mom to future Imagineers, and forever a kid at heart. I call Walt Disney World...I mean, Texas home, and spend my time singing Disney tunes. One of my favorite things to do is to stay on property and explore everything the resorts have to offer. I'd love to help you find the best Instagram-worthy spots for your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Aena

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