• On Apr 10, 2022
    Justin from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Let's say I have a dining reservation at one of the parks and I'm currently at my hotel. About how long prior to my reservation should I leave my room?

    Welcome to planDisney Justin!

    Walt Disney World is really, really big so I am glad you are planning ahead with transportation. It does take a bit of planning depending on where you are going. 

    To get to any theme park from any resort, plan on about 30 minutes once you are on the complimentary Disney Transportation boat/bus/Disney Skyliner, etc. It can be much shorter, but I like to allow a cushion of time. Remember to add in wait times, especially for buses as you can wait sometimes 20 minutes for a bus to pick you up. 

    If you plan to go resort-to-resort, your travel time will be much longer as you will likely need to transfer buses (plan on 90 minutes of travel time). For example, to get from an All-Star Resort to Animal Kingdom Lodge for dinner, you will need to take a bus to Disney's Animal Kingdom Park, then transfer to an Animal Kingdom Lodge bus. When I am going resort-to-resort, I usually just opt to hire an Uber to save loads of time. But it is up to you! 

    When traveling to a destination, feel free to chat with a friendly Cast Member who will be happy to give you transportation options and travel time. Some commutes are quick! For example, Disney's Beach Club is just a quick 7-10 minute walk to the International Gateway in EPCOT. Others will be much longer so plan accordingly. If you have specific destinations, let us know and we can give you some travel pointers. 

    Wherever you plan to dine, make your Dining Reservations so you have a wonderful table waiting for you when you get there. Enjoy!

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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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