• On Sep 11, 2019
    Andrea from 22 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.

    We're staying at the Caribbean Beach resort this October! Just wondering how long we should expect us to get from our hotel to restaurants at other hotels and to parks if we want to arrive at a park before it opens in the morning? 30 min? More?

    Hi Andrea!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am excited to see that your trip to Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort is just around the corner!  I love to visit some of the other Disney Resort hotels for dining, or just to have a look around.  Every hotel is so unique.  If you intend to use Disney Transport from your hotel to another, it is suggested that you allow 60-90 minutes travelling time.  There is no transport provided between hotels, so you would have to travel to any theme park or Disney Springs and transfer to another bus from there.  From September 29th this hotel will also be served by the brand new Disney Skyliner which will take you to Epcot (International Gateway Entrance) and Disney's Hollywood Studios.  In the morning if you are intending to arrive at any theme park before opening, Disney Transport usually begins operating around 45 minutes before park opening time.  Up until November 2nd some of the parks are offering extra, Extra Magic Hours, exclusively for Disney Resort hotel Guests.  These are:  7.00-8.00am Magic Kingdom Park; 7.00-8.00am Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park;  6.00-9.00am Disney's Hollywood Studios.  Please refer to the Times Guide - available from the Front Desk of your hotel - for all the up-to-date opening times of all parks and water parks during the time of your visit. 

    When speed is of the utmost importance you might like to consider using the Minnie Van Service.  These distinctive vehicles are driven by knowledgeable and friendly Disney Cast Members and will provide an efficient, magical, door-to-door service.   They accommodate up to 6 guests and have two child seats if required.  You can reserve these by using the Lyft app on your smartphone, which will also display the cost of using this service.  You can also book regular Lyft cars on this app too, and would definitely be the quickest way to travel around the Resort.

    Please come back and visit us if you have any further questions. We will be happy to help you plan your magical vacation to Walt Disney World.

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Meet the Panelist: Susan, United Kingdom

Hi, I'm Sue from England, and am very proud to be a member of planDisney since 2012.  Walt Disney World is my happy place, and I look forward to answering your questions when you are planning your magical vacation at Walt Disney World Resort. Learn More About Susan

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