• On Oct 10, 2016
    July from Panama 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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    Hello, we are planning our little girl 3rd birthday celebration in Disney the second and third week of december and we dont know if it would be better to rent a car for the logistics inside the park or taking a taxi to avoid bus lines etc. Recos? Thanks!

    Welcome to Disney Parks Moms Panel, July!

    Oh, my goodness; your little princess is turning 3 and you are celebrating at the most magical place on Earth--how wonderful!

    Your question about transportation is an excellent one, and the answer depends on how you'll tour and where you're staying. With a 3-year-old princess, you may opt for many visits to Magic Kingdom, which means that if you drive, you will need to park your car at the Transportation & Ticketing Center, then take a tram over to MK.

    When we stay at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel adjacent to the monorail, we rely on resort transportation; the monorail provides easy service to Magic Kingdom and it's a quick transfer to hop over to Epcot. Even the stroller does not need to fold up when taking a monorail!

    If staying at a Disney's BoardWalk area resort, it's an easy walk to Epcot as well as a quick walk--or cruise on a Friendship Boat--to Disney's Hollywood Studios. If staying at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, it's a quick bus ride over to Disney's Animal Kingdom Park. Staying at a different WDW hotel? Transportation is easy, but you need to allow 1 1/2 hours to get from Point A to Point B. Typically, travel time is much shorter, but this is Disney's recommendation for planning purposes.

    Should you have a very early breakfast reservation or cut your transportation time a little too close to rely on a bus, a taxi might be useful.

    Driving around Walt Disney World is super-easy, so some guests prefer to have a car with them for the most flexibility.

    Send more questions as you plan, July; we love to help!

    Andrea H
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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