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  • On Mar 10, 2012
    Heather from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi! We'll be staying at the All Star Music in May. Can anyone let me know how difficult traveling to and from the parks will be? It's our first time as a family going down and I would like to be able to prepare befor our trip. Thank you.

    Hello, Heather!

    I'm heading to Disney's All-Star Music this week, for my sixth year as a chaperone on my school's Senior Trip. Not to worry about transportation.  The resort bus system works beautifully, you will be just fine.

    While the All-Star resorts are large properties, I'm sure that Disney dedicates more buses to such properties to accommodate the larger crowds at the bus stops. We've spent about the same amount of time waiting for a bus to leave from or head to All-Star Music (and Sports) as we have to head to a Deluxe Villa such as Bay Lake Tower or Old Key West, no matter what time of year or what time of day.

    What I've always done to prepare for wait times, either at a bus stop or in an attraction line, is to bring something to drink and a small, portable snack for every person in our traveling party.  You might get in line and find that your bus is there right away...great! If not, since it's May, everyone will have something to keep him or her hydrated and, perhaps, take the edge off of a rumbly tummy until you get to your destination. (Small bags of fruit snacks, granola bars, even lollipops do the trick.) 

    Keep in mind that the All-Star resorts share buses, with each bus first stopping at Sports, then heading to Music, then Movies.  Some of my Moms Panel buddies have noted that if their All-Star room is located on the outskirts of the resort, they've actually gotten off the bus at the first stop and have walked to their rooms more quickly than had they stayed on the bus to their own stop.  Take a look at the resort map when you check in, and ask a Cast Member if you're unsure of what to do.  They love to help!

    Send any additional questions you may have about your first family trip to Walt Disney World! I'd love to help!
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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