• On Dec 25, 2019
    Susan from VA 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 are staying at a hotel in the Disney Springs area and have breakfast reservations in the Magic Kingdom before the park opens. Is bus transportation available from Disney Springs at that time?

    Hi Susan!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am so excited to see that your vacation is just next month!   Depending on exactly which Disney Springs area hotel you are staying at, they may offer an early bus service to the Walt Disney World theme parks but you would have to make enquiries with them.  If you were thinking of travelling from Disney Springs to Magic Kingdom Park, or any of the other theme parks, there is currently no direct bus service.  You would have to take a Disney bus to any Disney Resort hotel, then transfer to a Magic Kingdom Park bus from there.  Disney buses start operating around 45 minutes prior to park opening times.  There is only a one-way service from the four theme parks to Disney Springs after 4.00pm. 

    For an early breakfast reservation I would recommend the Disney Minnie Van Service.  These distinctive vehicles are driven by knowledgeable and friendly Disney Cast Members and can be ordered by using the Lyft app on your smartphone, where you will also see the cost of using this service.  Some Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels are served by the Minnie Vans, and the best way to find out if they will pick up from your hotel is to make a dummy booking - if you are able to enter your hotel name as the collection point, you will be able to make a reservation.  You can also book regular Lyft cars by using the same app.  It's worth noting that the only cars permitted to take you to the entrance of Magic Kingdom Park are the Minnie Vans.  All other cars and taxis must drop off at the Transportation and Ticket Center from where you will take a monorail or ferryboat to the entrance of the park.   Please allow yourselves plenty of time to clear the security bag check, and make your way to the entrance signposted for 'Guests with early dining reservations'.

    The Minnie Van Service also operates from Disney Springs, but always has to be ordered by using the Lyft app.

    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 Resort.

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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 the 2012 Walt Disney World Moms Panel. I love visiting Walt Disney World and I look forward to answering your questions when you are planning your magical vacation to Walt Disney World. Learn More About Susan

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