• On Jan 24, 2012
    Kimberly from CO 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.

    What a great panel. We are coming to Disney World the week of Easter. I know it will be busy so we are hoping to take advantage of the early morning hours and catch the rope drop at the Magic Kingdom. How early do the resort buses run? Thank you so much

    Hi there Kimberly! You're correct that spring break and Easter are popular times to visit Walt Disney World! However, with smart planning and use of the Extra Magic Hours benefit offered to those guests staying onsite at a Disney resort hotel, you're sure to have a wonderful vacation!

    On average, Disney resort buses begin running 60-90 minutes prior to park opening and end 60-90 minutes after park closing. This time is factored to include Extra Magic Hours so, for example, an 8am early entry day would begin offering transportation from your resort around 7am.

    Be sure to check out this link to the Disney theme park calendars during Easter week for park operating hours. And, since you are visiting during a busier time of year, you may wish to check out these two unofficial resources to help with your itinerary planning: and Simply search "historical attendance levels" on both websites for additional ideas to save time and maximize your park touring.

    Thanks for taking the time to visit us at the Walt Disney World Moms Panel and feel free to send more questions our way in the days leading up to your trip! May your Disney vacation be practically perfect in every way!

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Meet the Panelist: Kim, North Carolina

I am a wife and mom of 2. I have some unique Disney planning experiences related to special diets, touring with a preschooler and teenager at the same time, and meeting mobility needs. I look forward to helping you plan the vacation of your life! Learn More About Kim

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