• On Jan 13, 2020
    Cortney from MN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Do you need to be a Disney resort guest to travel from Disney Springs by Disney bus to the theme parks?

    It's great to see you here today at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Cortney!

    One of the reasons that I keep coming back to Walt Disney World Resort for vacations with my friends and family is because it's just so easy to plan and get around. Once you are on-site you're connected to the four Theme Parks, two Water Parks, Disney Springs, and more than two dozen Resort Hotels by complimentary transportation that will get you wherever you need to go. You do not need to be a guest at a Resort Hotel to use the transportation, as it's free and open to all guests no matter where you happen to be staying.

    Something to keep in mind when you're planning your transportation is that buses to do not go directly from Disney Springs to any of the Theme Parks. Buses begin running from the Theme Parks to Disney Springs at 4 p.m., but if you want to do the reverse and go from Disney Springs to a Theme Park, the best way to do that would be to take a bus to the closest Resort Hotel and either walk or take another form of transportation from there. If you're going to Magic Kingdom Park I recommend heading to Disney's Contemporary Resort and using the pedestrian pathway, for Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios you should take a bus to Disney's Yacht Club Resort or Disney's Beach Club Resort and either walk or use the boat or Disney Skyliner, and if you're going to Disney's Animal Kingdom I recommend taking the bus to Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge and transferring for a short ride to your final destination. Whenever I've been to the bus stop at Disney Springs there have been helpful Cast Members there to point guests in the right direction, so don't hesitate to ask any questions if you have them!

    Have a magical day, Cortney!

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Meet the Panelist: Jessica, Texas

I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our three rescue animals. We are Disney Parks-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World Resort instead! I'm thrilled to be on the planDisney Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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