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  • On Jul 4, 2008
    Jennifer from IL 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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    We are staying at the grandfloridian.What is the best and fastest way to get to the animal kingdom and hollywood studios ? Thanks for the help. Only 9 days to go.


    The only Disney transportation option to get from the Grand Floridian Resort (GF) to Disney's Animal Kingdom (AK) or Disney's Hollywood Studio (DHS) is the bus, which can be a very good option.  The key benefits of the bus are that it allows someone else to do the driving for you, and you are dropped off close to the park entrances.

    However, if you want the absolute fastest option from the GF, I would suggest taking a taxi or driving yourself. On average you'll save about 10 minutes each way, partially because you won't have the uncertainty about waiting for a bus that comes approximately every 20 minutes. Buses, sometimes, may stop somewhere else on the way to the park as well (another resort, or a water park).  Overall, a taxi will likely be the absolute fastest option, since you won't have to go get your car (a bit of a hike at the GF if you park in the guest parking lot) or wait for valet to bring your car. You also can be dropped off closer to the park entrance if you take a taxi to the AK or DHS.

    In reality the timing difference is fairly minimal between using the Disney bus and using a taxi/car, but to directly answer your question, the "fastest" option is a taxi.  If your definition of "best" includes saving money and/or not having to drive yourself, without sacrificing too much time, then I think the "best" option would be Disney's bus.
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