EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Sep 27, 2010
    Ettina from NC 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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    Which resort is closest to Epcot and Hollywood Studios of the monorail resorts at MK, i.e.Poly, contemp, grand floridian? Of the monorail resorts which is closest to Animal Kingdom Lodge?

    Hi Ettina,

    Walt Disney World is quite large.  In fact, to get to the parks you'll need to rely on Disney transportation.

    I would say that the Contemporary or the Polynesian are your best choices if you're looking for convenience in transportation.  The Polynesian is just steps away from the Transportation and Ticket Center where you can hop on a monorail to Epcot or catch a bus to Hollywood Studios.  The Contemporary is also quite close to the Transportation & Ticket Center - just one monorail stop away.

    As far as getting to Animal Kingdom Lodge, there is no direct transportation between resorts.  You'll need to go to a park and then catch a bus from there.  Again the Polynesian is fairly convenient.  Just take the monorail to Magic Kingdom and transfer to a bus once you get there.  The Contemporary is slightly closer since there is a walking path to the Magic Kingdom.

    Now, if you were talking about getting to Animal Kingdom Park, that's a different story.  There is direct transportation to all of the parks from the resorts.  Again, I would choose the Polynesian.  Catch the bus to this park at the Transportation and Ticket Center.  There are buses that leave directly from the Polynesian, but I think that buses stop more frequently at the TTC.

    Hope this helps.  Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Georgia

After spending 25 years in RI, my husband and I relocated to GA with our youngest, who is now in high school. I took my first trip to Walt Disney World when I was 11 and I have traveled many times since then with all different party sizes. From creating our first itinerary as a honeymooner to later creating magical experiences for our multigenerational family gatherings, every aspect of planning a vacation has been pure joy to me.  Learn More About Diane

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