Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Apr 17, 2011
    Shelly from NC 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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    Hello! I'd like to know how long it takes to get to Downtown Disney from WL by bus and how do I know which bus to catch from DD back to WL? Also, how often do they run? Is it every 20 minutes like the park buses? Thank you!

    Hi Shelly,

    Because complimentary Disney resort buses sometimes make multiple stops at other resorts before reaching their destination, I would plan on the trip from Disney's Wilderness Lodge to Downtown Disney taking you roughly 30-45 minutes.  The buses do come often.  You can expect to see the next Disney bus headed to your destination 20-30 minutes after the last one departed.  Of course, traffic patterns can disrupt this schedule, but this is a pretty accurate guideline.

    No matter where you are headed on Disney property, you can be sure you are headed to the right destination by checking the electronic screen on the outside front of each bus.  There will also be signs at the bus stops telling you where to wait for your specific destination.  And, of course, you can always confirm the destination by asking the friendly cast member driving the bus as you board.

    Wishing you a magical stay at Disney's Wilderness Lodge! 

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