Mom And Daughter Outside Grand Floridian; costume; pool
  • On Dec 7, 2015
    Karen from VA 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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    Heading to WDW in 4 days for a suprise 3 day trip! We are DVC members, staying at AOA. 1) Is there monorail service between DHS & Epcot for fast park hopping? 2) Best stop between the airport & AOA for water bottles, fresh fruit, yogurt for our

    Welcome Home Karen!

    How exciting that you will be heading to Walt Disney World in just a few days! Surprising your family with a trip is so much fun. We surprised my middle son for his fifth birthday and it is such a special memory for us. Be sure to take photos or a video of the big reveal!

    While there isn’t Monorail service between Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot, you do have a variety of transportation options. If you will have your own car, the fastest is of course to drive yourself. The drive time is around 10 to 15 minutes. Bus transportation is available, and the actual time on the bus is also around 15 minutes. The most scenic route would be to use Disney’s complimentary boat transportation. These boats run between Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the International Gateway at Epcot, and the trip is approximately 35 minutes. This will allow you to enter Epcot through World Showcase between the Great Britain and France Pavilions. The waterway also has an adjacent sidewalk, so if you would like to make the 25 to 30 minute walk yourself, this is a great way to burn off all the delicious Disney dining you may enjoy during your vacation!

    Keeping some drinks and snacks in your room is a great idea. At Disney’s Art of Animation you’ll have a mini fridge and a microwave. During our stay there, we made a light breakfast of oatmeal and coffee in our room each day. While I usually have groceries delivered through Garden Grocer, my fellow Moms Panelist Brandy recommends the Publix located at 9930 Universal Boulevard in Orlando as it is easily located just off the interstate.

    Wishing you a magical and unforgettable Walt Disney World vacation!
    - Kate
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"Welcome Home!" I'm Kate, a mom and nurse from Indiana. A lifelong Disney fan, Disney Vacation Club opened a world of vacation possibilities for our family. I’ve traveled with young children and those young at heart, planned romantic trips for two and made FastPass+ reservations for an entire marching band! Whether dining with Mickey, surfing in Hawaii, or relaxing around the pool we make the most of our Disney Vacation Club Membership. For this nurse, every day is better with a little dose of Disney! Learn More About Kate

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