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  • On Dec 12, 2010
    Toby from AR 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 a special needs child who will be attending WDW with her family this spring. It is oftentimes inconvenient for us to negotiate the WDW buses . Does Disney offer other transportation alternatives around the respective resorts? Thanks in advance.

    Hi Toby,

    Depending upon what Disney resort you chose to stay at, transportation to and from the theme parks is via buses, boats and/or monorails.  If you are concerned about buses, you may want to consider staying at a resort on the monorail line (Contemporary, Grand Floridian, Polynesian).  At any of these resorts, you will be able to get to both the Magic Kingdom and Epcot via monorail, which might be a bit more convenient for your family.  However, transportation to Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom would still be via bus.  If you chose either the BoardWalk Inn or Yacht & Beach Club, you could walk or take a short boat ride to either Epcot or Hollywood Studios (and would take buses to Magic Kingdom or Animal Kingdom).  Finally, The Wilderness Lodge and Fort Wilderness Campground offer boat transportation to the Magic Kingdom (the other parks are accessible via bus).

    If none of these options are feasible for your family, you may want to consider renting a car.  Theme park parking is free for guest staying on property.  There is a convenient car rental location at the Car Car Center near the Magic Kingdom.  There is free shuttle transportation to the Center via every Disney resort.

    I hope this helps.

    Have a magical trip!

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Meet the Panelist: Tanya, New Jersey

I am Tanya from FL, full-time mom to two fun-loving boys. I have an array of planning tips and believe I offer a unique perspective on how to make Disney an amazing adventure for individuals with a variety of needs and abilities. Learn More About Tanya

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