WDW Transportation
  • On Mar 4, 2021
    Lizzete from NJ Asked

    we have reservations for a character breakfast & dinner. Both take place at Hollywood Studios. How can we get there for an 8:55am reservation when the park opens at 10am and the bus transportation starts 45 mins before the park opens?

    Hey there, Lizzete. Thanks for visiting us here at planDisney with your question. Character meals are so much fun and I am glad that some of them have returned to Walt Disney World. It's nice to be able to get a physically distanced selfie or a wave from some of the most beloved characters while enjoying a delicious meal. 

    I'm not quite sure which day during your vacation you'll be heading off to Disney's Hollywood Studios for breakfast, however, I did take a look at the park hours calendar for the week of March 21st and Disney's Hollywood Studios is actually set to open at 9:00 a.m. every day that week. From time to time park hours do get updated and that might have changed since the last time you took a look. If that's the case, complimentary buses from your Walt Disney World Resort Hotel will start running about 8:15 a.m. If it were me, I'd be waiting at the bus stop around 8:00 a.m. to be sure I was able to secure a spot on the first or second bus that will come around to get to your breakfast reservation on time. I am seeing that the week of March 28th, the opening time for Disney's Hollywood Studios does change back to 10:00 a.m. If your breakfast is reserved for one day that week then we need to look for alternative transportation options. The easiest way to get to your breakfast reservation on time, if you are unable to use direct transportation to Disney's Hollywood Studios, would be to hire a taxi or use a ride-share service. They will be able to pick you up right in front of your Walt Disney World Resort lobby and drop you off pretty close to the entrance of Disney's Hollywood Studios. I've used ride-share services to get all over Walt Disney World property and I find them very convenient and pretty affordable. Alternatively, the week of March 28th when the park opening time has switched back to 10:00 a.m., you could always take a bus to another park that opens earlier in the morning and then another bus to one of the Walt Disney World Resort Hotels that are in walking distance to Disney's Hollywood Studios. Those resorts would be Disney's Yacht Club Resort, Disney's Beach Club Resort, Disney's BoardWalk Inn and the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. From there, you can use the pathway to walk over. However, that is a lot of moving parts and it's going to take you a good amount of time to do that as well. If it were me, I think using a ride-share service for this early morning reservation is the best idea. 

    Lizzete, I hope this helps get you to your breakfast reservation on time. If you have any other questions before your trip, I'd love to help. Enjoy! 
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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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