WDW Transportation
  • On Dec 29, 2022
    Gabriele from SP Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I saw on Disneyworld's website that the bus transportation in the resort starts 45 min prior to park opening. Do these 45 minutes consider early theme park entry or regular park hours? I was hoping to arrive at the park entrance 30 minutes before ETPE.

    Welcome aboard, Gabriele! Complimentary transportation is one of my favorite benefits of being a Guest at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel! I agree with your strategy of arriving prior to park opening. Early Theme Park Entry is a great benefit! You’ll be amazed at how much you’ll get to experience during that time!

    Yes! Bus transportation typically begins approximately 45 minutes prior to the earliest opening of the theme parks. For Guests staying in the Disney Resorts Collection of hotels, this means 45 minutes prior to Early Theme Park Entry! Keep in mind that resort transportation options can vary from resort-to-resort. Some resort hotels offer the Disney Skyliner, Monorail, and/or boat transportation. If you are staying at a resort that offers any of these modes of transportation, check with your front desk for operating times as they can vary.
    An alternative to transportation is walking to the theme parks! My kids are older now and my wife and I also enjoy a leisurely stroll with a morning beverage. Guests staying at resorts such as Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa and Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort can walk to Magic Kingdom Park. Guests at Disney’s Contemporary Resort have the shortest walk to Magic Kingdom Park. Guests at Disney’s Boardwalk Inn and Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resort can walk to EPCOT and enter through the International Gateway!

    Gabriele, you are invited to sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride! 


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Hi, everyone!  My name is Jonathan.  I am a Disney-adoring husband, dad of three sons, and elementary school principal from Pennsylvania.  If you're visiting planDisney with questions about the Most Magical Place on Earth, then Hakuna Matata because you've come to the right group of people!  I'm happy to use my past Disney-travel experiences and knowledge to help you enjoy every moment of your vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort! Learn More About Jonathan

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