Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Jun 25, 2008
    Ann from CT 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.

    Hi Moms, We arrive Nov.1st at 10am and want to go from Pop Century to the Food and Wine festival at Epcot. If we take a bus to DHS and the boat to International Gateway, will we save time and walking distance vs. taking a bus to Epcot' s main entran


    While I understand your excitement to get to the Food & Wine Festival ASAP, taking a boat will definitely be slower.  You will save walking distance, certainly, but I think the wait time would significantly detract from the benefit of that scenario.

    Boats do not run very frequently in the Epcot/Hollywood Studios area, so you may have to wait several minutes for one to arrive.  They also make stops at the Beach and Yacht Clubs, and the Boardwalk, Swan and Dolphin areas, which takes time in each place.  If I were trying to take a boat from the Studios to Epcot, I'd allow at least 30 minutes travel time.  More likely, I'd not want to wait so I'd walk from one park to the other (this can be done in about 15 minutes).

    If it were me, I'd stick with the bus directly to Epcot, and walk through Future World.  If I wanted to be ultra time efficient, I'd take a cab from Pop Century to the Beach Club, and then walk to the International Gateway from there.

    Good luck! 
thumbnail image for Heather

Meet the Panelist: Heather, Kentucky

I'm a member of the original 2008 Moms Panel and am happy to be back again to help you plan! We are DVC members who visit 2-3 times per year with our 3 young daughters, and I am only one visit away from being able to say I've stayed in every Disney resort! Learn More About Heather

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.