• On Jun 17, 2018
    Rachel from GA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are staying at POP Century. About how long are the bus rides to the parks? I’m working on a plan and need to know how much time to allow. Also with fast pass reservations do you just walk up and ride or should we still expect some waiting in line?

    Hi Rachel!
    Complimentary resort transportation is a great way to travel around Walt Disney World Resort. When using the bus system, I like to plan one hour travel time from my Disney Resort hotel to the theme parks. This leaves plenty of time to accommodate any wait for the bus that you may have as well as travel time to the theme park. If I get to the bus stop at just the right time and don't have to wait for a bus, then the trip can be a little shorter, but I always plan an hour so we aren't rushed.

    The FastPass+ system is a great way to make the most of your theme park time at Walt Disney World Resort. It will allow you to make advanced reservations for three attractions or Character Experiences per day where you can bypass the Standby queue to enjoy your reservation. You will use the FastPass+ queue to enjoy the attraction. For most attractions and Character Experiences, the FastPass+ queue merges with the Standby queue right before boarding the attraction or entering the Character Experience, at which point you will continue through the final bit of the queue. So while there can be a short wait in the FastPass+ queue, I have found that it is generally 5-10 minutes or less, depending on the attraction or Character Experience.

    Be sure to download the My Disney Experience Mobile App for use during your trip. You will love its turn-by-turn navigation features to help you with directions around the theme parks using a variety of transportation options. Plus, it's my favorite way to manage our FastPass+ reservations during our trip! T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

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Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to two little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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