Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jan 29, 2013
    Daniel 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.

    We are planning our first Disney vacation for early Mar of this year. We are going to be staying at the CSR. Stay 4 days and wondering if it would be easier to use our POV for transportation. We have 2 boys ( 8 & 3). We will have a stroller. Thanks

    Hi Daniel,

    Congratulations on planning your first trip to the Walt Disney World Resort! Believe me when I tell you, this vacation will create memories that will last a lifetime! 

    As for transportation, this is a tricky question. This resort offers bus transportation to the parks as well as Downtown Disney. I too travel with an 8 year old, a 3 year old (and a 9 year old) and of course - the stroller. I can tell you from experience that there are pros and cons to both the use of a personal vehicle and the bus. Here is a quick overview:

    Bus Service - Pros: Saves gas;  avoid the hassle of parking as you are dropped of relatively close to the park entrance (big plus when visiting Magic Kingdom); you will probably arrive to your destination quicker as the drivers are familiar with the area and the best routes.  Cons: You have to fold up the stroller when boarding (this can be a hassle if the stroller is large or if your little one is asleep); if you return to resort late and the kids fall asleep on the bus, they tend to get very cranky; the bus can get very full (sometimes standing room only); and you have to wait for the bus (sometimes up to 20 minutes). 

    Personal Vehicle - Pros: Comfort of your own vehicle, you can park for free at the Disney Parks by showing the parking pass you received when checking in to your resort. Cons: You may end up parking far from the park entrance and will probably end up riding a tram to get to the entrance, thus you will be folding up the stroller anyways;  you may feel too tired to drive after a full day at the park.

    As you can see, you have some things to consider and only you would know what would be easier or more convenient for your family. I hope I was able to answer your question. If I can assist you with any other planning question, please feel free to ask me.


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Meet the Panelist: Yael, Florida

As a native Floridian, I've experienced the Disney Parks in every stage of life: as a child, a teenager, a newlywed, and now as a mom of three. My journey through the magic of Walt Disney World Resort has been filled with unforgettable moments and invaluable insights. Whether you're planning your first or your 100th visit, I'm eager to share my cherished memories and tried-and-true planning tips with you. Let's make your Disney experience as magical as mine have been! Learn More About Yael

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