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  • On Mar 13, 2009
    Lauri from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am planning to go to Disney in 2010 with a 4 and 6 year old. I am looking at on-site hotel accommodations. Could you recommed a hotel that does not have a history of long bus waits and has convenient access to the parks?

    Hi Lauri!  Resorts are spread all through-out the Walt Disney World property and you can find some convenient to one park but then not to the other three.

    Since the Magic Kingdom will probably be one park you will visit more then once with the age of your children, the three most convenient resorts for this park are the Grand Floridian, Polynesian, and Contemporary.  All three are on the monorail system that can get you to the Magic Kingdom and EPCOT without the bus waits.  Wilderness Lodge and Fort Wilderness are accessible to the Magic Kingdom via boat shuttles.

    The most convenient EPCOT resort properties are the Yacht and Beach Club resorts as well as the Boardwalk.  From these three you can take the five minute walk to the International Gateway entrance to EPCOT as well as take the beautiful one mile walking path to the Hollywood Studios.

    The deluxe resorts will have the convenience to the parks and I find generally fewer people waiting for the busses to reach parks and other destinations.  During busy times you just can't be guaranteed you won't have some sort of wait for transportation but I do know that Disney will add busses as fast as they can to handle the guests no matter what resort you are staying at.
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Meet the Panelist: Kay, Indiana

Hello Adventurers and travelers! I am Kay and a past Adventures By Disney mom for the panel. But now I am excited to share vacation planning tips for those heading out for an incredible vacation to Walt Disney World. Learn More About Kay

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