• On Jul 21, 2016
    Cynthia from PA 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.

    I am interested in 2 separate tours (Magic Kingdom,Animal Kingdom) that start at 7:30 AM. I am staying at POR and am concerned that I do not have enough time to get to either one using the bus transportation. Please advise.

    Hi Cynthia!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I am so excited to hear you will be enjoying two park tours during your Walt Disney World Resort vacation. It is the perfect way to add a little bit of extra magic to your trip and it will allow you to get a peek behind the scenes at the theme parks. Complimentary resort transportation generally begins one hour prior to park opening. I recommend allowing 60 minutes for bus transportation from any Walt Disney World Resort hotel to the theme parks, which means you would need to catch a bus at 6:30 a.m. While there are exceptions to the bus operating hours to accommodate Extra Magic Hours and early dining reservations, your required departure time will be too early to use the complimentary resort transportation buses. So I recommend taking a taxi cab to get to the theme parks for your tours.

    Bell Services at Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside will be able to get a cab for you. When traveling to Disney's Animal Kingdom, the cab will be able to take you directly to the theme park entrance. For Magic Kingdom, the taxi cab drop off location is at the Transportation and Ticket Center, which still requires additional travel to get to the Magic Kingdom entrance. So I recommend having the cab drop you off at Disney's Contemporary Resort and you will be able to walk to the Magic Kingdom entrance for your tour. I still recommend allowing 45 minutes for your transportation so you can be sure to arrive in plenty of time!

    Please let us know if you have any other questions. T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

    ~Crystal B.
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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to three little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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