Bus at Bus Stop location at resort
  • On Mar 1, 2022
    Chereen from IA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What time will the fort bus come to old key west for early entry? 45 min before general park open? Or 45 min before early entry? Heading to Epcot

    Welcome to planDisney, Chereen!

    I'm glad you stopped by to ask about bus transportation from Disney's Old Key West Resort.  Planning to be on one of the first buses of the day will really give you a great start.  I love being among the first Guests to enter a park -- I find I can accomplish so much in the first hour or so after the park opens.

    Officially, buses to the parks begin running approximately 45 minutes prior to first Guest admittance, so this would be 45 minutes prior to early theme park entry for Disney Resorts Collection hotel Guests.  However, in my experience, buses usually start running earlier than that.  I recommend being at the bus stop at least 60 minutes before early theme park entry is scheduled to begin.  If you truly want to be on one of the first buses of the day, I would say you should arrive at the stop 75 to 90 minutes prior to early theme park entry.  Resort hotel Guests are usually allowed to enter EPCOT approximately 15-30 minutes prior to early theme park entry.  Cast Members will verify your resort information for eligibility, and then all Guests will be held at a location deeper within the park until early theme park entry begins.

    Did you know, you can check when the next bus is due to arrive at your resort through the My Disney Experience app?  During your stay, use the menu button in the lower right corner of the home screen to select "Resort Hotel" and look for the Bus Wait Times icon.  This feature is only active during your Disney Resorts Collection hotel stay.

    Since you'll be visiting EPCOT, I thought I would let you know about one of my favorite snacks -- the Gingerbread Caramel Cookie Sandwich at Karamell-Kuche in the Germany pavilion. This was introduced as a seasonal treat a couple of years ago, and I am happy to report it is currently available.  Even better, you can save time by using Mobile Food & Beverage Ordering to pick up this yummy treat.

    Chereen, if you have any additional questions, please stop by to see us again.  We are always happy to help.  Enjoy your stay!

    Anne Marie
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Hi everyone!  I'm Anne Marie from Illinois.  I love escaping our long Midwest winters with some fun in the sun at beautiful Walt Disney World Resort!  It seems our family of six is always on the go, and that is one reason why our Disney vacation memories are so special.  We get the opportunity to have fun while spending precious time together.  I enjoy helping family and friends plan their Disney vacations, and I'd love to help you plan yours too! Learn More About Anne Marie

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