Girl at Disneyworld
  • On Apr 4, 2022
    Moka from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, I have read that bus transportation starts 30 mins prior to park opening, but does that take into account of early entry? For example, if early entry is from 8:30am and park opens at 9am. Would buses start running at 8 or 8:30am? Thank you

    Hey there, Moka. Thanks for stopping by planDisney to ask us your question. 

    Moka, I am an early bird when it comes to the Walt Disney World Theme Parks. It made me smile that you are wanting to be there as early as possible because I do the exact same. I think you'll be happy to know that complimentary transportation to the Walt Disney World Theme Parks starts running about 45 minutes prior to that particular park's opening time. This goes by the earliest listed time. So if the early entry for Walt Disney World Resort Hotel guests begins at 8:30 a.m., transportation would start running around 7:45 a.m. I like to be at the bus stop right at an hour prior, Moka, because I always try to be one of the first groups on the bus to head on over. 

    I am always so amazed at how much I can cross off of my must-do list by arriving as early as possible at the Walt Disney World Theme Parks. My plan of attack is always to hit up the most popular attractions first and take pictures later. As soon as the gates are open, my family and I head straight to our first attraction of the day - no time for stopping. I'd say we are always able to do at least 3 of the highly sought-after attractions with little or no wait time first thing in the morning. By about lunchtime, when the parks are feeling their busiest, we've probably accomplished at least 75% of our must-do's for the day. Oftentimes we will head back to the Walt Disney World Resort Hotel that we happen to be staying at for an afternoon swim or a nap. Sometimes the theme parks can open pretty early so we are always in need of a midday rest. Then, after dinner we like to head back to the Walt Disney World Theme Parks to finish up anything we might have missed during the day and typically we like to stay and catch the nighttime show to finish out the day. 

    I've been going to the Walt Disney World Theme Parks all of my life, Moka, and getting there as early as possible is the way to go! If you have any other questions about this or anything else, please feel free to stop back by and ask me. I'm happy to help! 

    Have fun!
    Jackie H. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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