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

    I’m staying at Riverside and would like to know more about bus transportation to the parks. We would like to get to the parks for the early park hours. When is the first bus trip to the parks?

    Welcome, Sabine to planDisney! I am so glad you stopped by with a question about a Disney Resort hotel that makes me think of my childhood growing up in the South. OK, it is not as south as Puerto Rico but this place feels like home.

    Walt Disney World Bus Service typically begins about 45 minutes before the theme parks open with plenty of time to arrive for Early Theme Park Entry. Here are some approximate travel times to the four main theme parks from Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside.

    • Magic Kingdom Park - 25 minutes
    • EPCOT - 25 Minutes
    • Disney's Hollywood Studios - 30 minutes
    • Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park - 30 minutes

    You may also use the My Disney Experience Mobile app to see transportation times and options when traveling from place to place within Walt Disney World Resort.

    planDisney Pro Tip: I recommend calling the Resort hotel front desk the night before to verify when the buses will start the next day.  This will help you dial in exactly when you need to be at the bus depot to begin your pixie-dusted adventure.

    Sabine, it has been a pleasure to help you. Please let me know if there are other questions to help you plan your Disney vacation.

    Enjoy making many Magical Memories.

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Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a father and orthodontist who loves the hidden treasures found on Disney vacations. For over a decade, my wife and I have raised our two sons on Disney Cruise Line, Adventures By Disney, and Disney Theme Parks on both coasts. From large group and multigeneration family vacations to adult trips and couples getaways, I am excited to share my years of pixie-dust-covered experiences with you while planning your Disney vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

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