• On May 31, 2019
    Sharon from PA 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.

    What time to the buses start picking people up at hotels with a 9AM park opening in the summer? Thank you.

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Sharon! I love to see that you’re planning for your next visit to the Walt Disney World Resort. The planning is half of the fun for me!

    Transportation all over the resort generally begins an hour before the theme parks open. Bus transportation will start picking guests up at Disney Resort hotels 45 minutes before the parks open. Whether you take a Disney bus, boat, monorail or ride in style using the Minnie Van Service, you will always find a way to get to where you need to go during your vacation.

    For up to the minute information on wait times for transportation, you can always tap on your My Disney Experience app on your smartphone. It will show you all the ways you can get to your desired destination and the types of transportation you can use!

    I suggest keeping an eye on the Interactive Parks Calendar to keep track of when the theme parks open. Also, so you and your family can take advantage of Extra Magic Hours during your visit. It’s one of my favorite perks of staying at a Disney Resort hotel!

    Sharon, I hope I’ve been helpful. If you have any other questions, you know where to find us! We’re always happy to help you with your vacation plans when you visit the most magical place on earth!

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Meet the Panelist: Veronica, Florida

Hello from South Florida!  My name is Veronica.  I'm a wife and mother to two amazing girls.  I'm a bilingual journalist turned stay-at-home mom.  My first visit to the Walt Disney World Resort was at the ripe age of two and I've had the pleasure of visiting every year since!  Now as an adult, I plan my family's fun and memorable vacations.  As a planDisney Panelist, I look forward to helping you craft your magical experience!  Learn More About Veronica

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