• On Sep 2, 2019
    Jessica from CO 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 staying at one of the Port Orleans resorts, but with two small children, making it home to take an afternoon nap is very important to us. How frequently do buses run and how long do they take? Do they go directly to the resorts?

    Hello there, Jessica! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and asking your wonderful Walt Disney World Resort question!

    Despite not having small children, I am just as intent on scheduling afternoon naps for me and my family during our vacations at Walt Disney World Resort! Regardless of age, I firmly believe that the best way of maximizing your experience in the parks is to build in scheduled downtime to relax and recuperate. 

    Fortunately, this is quite easy to manage when staying at a Disney Resort hotel! Theme park transportation will be running from the theme parks to all Disney Resort hotels throughout the day making returning back to your room fairly simple. You and your family will be able to use the Disney Bus Service to return to Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside for your afternoon nap. Buses will be arriving approximately every 30 minutes to pick up Guests and take them back to their Disney Resort hotel. Depending on which park you will be leaving from, transportation should take approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Unless otherwise noted, all buses will be traveling directly to their respective Disney Resort hotels. 

    You may also now use the My Disney Experience app to see the estimated bus departure times from your Disney Resort hotel, as well! This can be incredibly helpful when preparing to leave for your mornings in the parks while trying to simultaneously wrangle your young ones!

    Hopefully, this information will assist you as you continue to plan for your vacation to Walt Disney World Resort!

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Meet the Panelist: Wyatt, Colorado

Hello! I'm Wyatt and I'm so very excited to provide you with all the best tips and tricks for getting the very most out of your Disney World vacations! I'm married to a fellow Disney enthusiast and, while we don't have any human children yet, we are delighted to be pet parents. Professionally, I work in private practice as a mental health counselor. I'm also knowledgable regarding disability services and accessibility at Disney World due to my own history of chronic illness.  Learn More About Wyatt

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