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  • On Jul 30, 2010
    Allison from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello, We are planning on coming to Disney very soon, but want to stay off property. If i park at downtown disney, can i take a bus to the park i choose?

    Hi, Allison!  Unfortunately, there are no buses at Downtown Disney that go directly to any of the Walt Disney World theme parks.  The only way to get to any of the theme parks from the Downtown Disney Marketplace area is to take a Walt Disney World bus to the resorts.

    I know it seems like parking is a good chunk of money, but honestly, that bus trip from Downtown Disney to the resorts, then from the resorts to a theme park can eat up a good chunk of your theme park day.  Additionally, parking at Downtown Disney can often be hard to come by, and you may have to walk a good distance from your car to the bus stop, adding even more time to your trip. 

    To top it off, parking at Downtown Disney is really meant to be for guests of the Marketplace and West Side.  It's hard enough some times to find a spot that doesn't require a bit of walking.  It wouldn't be fair to have guests of the theme parks using the lot to avoid parking fees.

    I hope you enjoy a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a wife, mother to three daughters and a son-in-law, and earning my Grandmom ears. I'm a law student and former teacher. I have planned vacations for all sorts celebrations, but really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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