Bus at Bus Stop location at resort
  • On Aug 26, 2022
    Jennifer from LA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! Can we take a bus from Port Orleans Riverside, where we are staying, to Beach Club and enter Epcot International Gateway? If so, where do we go to get to the walkway to it? Also, how early do the buses start transporting resort to resort? Thanks!

    How ya doin' Jennifer and welcome to planDisney!

    Well, y'all are definitely taking the phrase "there's no place like home for the holidays" seriously this year as you hop from one bayou to the next this holiday season. You should feel all the comforts of home at Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside this December. But while it's surely not as complicated as traveling through South Baton Rouge during an LSU game, being free and hopping from place to place on your vacation can take some extra thought. I'm happy to help!

    While water taxis will ferry you to Disney Springs, the mode of Disney Transportation that will be the key to the theme parks will be the buses. They tend to start running about 45 minutes prior to the park's earliest opening time to get Guests to their magical destinations. It wouldn't be a problem for them to get you to the front of EPCOT in plenty of time to start your day. However, these buses will run from your Disney Resorts Collection hotel to the parks and not between hotels.

    Pro-tip: If entering the International Gateway at EPCOT is important to you, I would try catching a rideshare service to the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel and then walking along the path behind it or catching a water taxi. It's a very short walk or voyage from the back of the hotel to the park. 

    Jennifer, I hope I've been able to help you today. If you need any more insight into how to make your visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth the best one ever, please feel free to come back for another chat!

    Happy planning!

    Taylor
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Meet the Panelist: Taylor, Louisiana

Hey y'all! I'm a Louisiana Royal like Princess Tiana. I'm a musical theatre actress with a love for all things Disney. My multigenerational family can be found in the Disney Parks with a party of 10 or more, including my beloved goddaughter. Careful! She'll run you over on her way to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad! It's going to be a thrill making magic with you. Happy planning y'all! Learn More About Taylor

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