• On Feb 21, 2020
    Vanessa 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.

    I have read that the buses to the parks only start 45 mins prior to park opening. How do we get to the parks for early magic hours and back after?

    Hello Vanessa!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I am so glad you have come to the right place for tips and advice while planning your upcoming summer holiday.

    Guests staying in the middle of the magic at a Disney Resort hotel are eligible to enjoy several benefits including complimentary transportation to travel between destinations within the Walt Disney World Resort.  Bus transportation usually starts running about 45 minutes prior to official theme park opening time, however, when a park offers Extra Magic Hours, bus departure times to and from the park are adapted to accommodate Guests who wish to have early access or stay later.

    My favorite tip regarding transportation is to use the My Disney Experience mobile app to check bus times during your stay. You will be able to see estimates for buses heading to all four theme parks and Disney Springs by tapping the “See Bus Times” icon when viewing your active Disney Resort hotel reservation. This is a great feature because it allows you to stay in your room longer getting ready for your day instead of waiting at the bus stop, even in those mornings where a park offers Extra Magic Hours.

    Thank you for bringing your question our way, Vanessa. I hope you have a magical visit!

    See ya real soon!
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My name is Thiana and I am a German-Brazilian sworn translator from beautiful Brazil. I am happily married to my prince charming and the proud mother of two lovely princesses. When I am not busy with work or family, you can catch me reading, running, listening to music, or planning our next Walt Disney World Resort visit. I hope to help you plan a magical Disney vacation that will be filled with wonderful memories.

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