• On Jun 8, 2016
    Sara from PA 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 World vacation with our 4 yr old and 1 yr old for this Dec. and are staying at the All-Star Sports resort. We will have our car with us, so is it better to use our car to travel between sites or use bus transportation?

    Hi, Sara!

    Whether or not to use your personal car is completely up to you. If you decide to drive to the theme parks, standard parking is complimentary for Disney Resort Guests. If you use Disney Transportation, buses will be available to you to get you where you need to be!

    Personally, my family always has a car. We drive to most locations, with the exception being the Magic Kingdom. The Magic Kingdom is so much easier to reach via bus since the buses drop you off at the main gates of the theme park, whereas if you drive, you will need to park at the Transportation and Ticket Center which involves trams, monorails, and a lot of added time.

    If you plan to visit any resorts for dining, you will find driving yourself will be much more efficient than transferring buses. Just let the security guard at the resort's entrance know you have a dining reservation and they will direct you to visitor parking (have your dining confirmation number handy).

    You can decide day by day, park by park. Your kids might enjoy the bus rides, mom may not feel like driving, or dad might be tired of waiting for the bus, so each day will be a new adventure whether you drive or hop on the bus.

    I hope that you find at least one long afternoon to avoid ALL transportation and simply take a nap and relax by the pool.  Remember to relax during your magical Walt Disney World vacation!


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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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