Swan Resort Gallery Pool
  • On Jul 16, 2023
    Joyce marie from CA 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 does the friendship boat from Walt Disney Swan start running? We are planning on doing the early entry for all parks. Its our first time so I am planning well in advance. :) we usually go to Disneyland yearly. So excited to go!

    Hiya Joyce Marie! Thanks for stopping by planDisney with this great question!

    Oh boy! Your very first visit to the Walt Disney World Resort! You are going to have the most magical time, especially with getting a head start on the planning process!

    The Walt Disney World Swan Hotel offers one of the best locations at Walt Disney World. You are directly between two of the four theme parks and have a host of dining locations just steps away. You also have Disney's Boardwalk to explore, which is home to some unique entertainment and fun activities.

    The Friendship Boats do make a stop at the Swan and Dolphin Hotels when it's transporting Guests from Disney's Hollywood Studios and EPCOT. Transportation will typically begin about 45 minutes before the parks open, so you'll have plenty of time to get in line for Early Theme Park Entry. This perk for Disney Resorts hotel Guests and Guests staying at the Swan and Dolphin Hotels allows entry 30 minutes before the official park opening time. This gives you a head start to ride some attractions with very minimal wait times.

    If you wanted to ensure that you are one of the first Guests to arrive, there is a walking path to each of these two parks. To get to Disney's Hollywood Studios, walk toward Disney's Boardwalk and hang a right before you enter. There is a path along the water that will take you directly to the entrance of the park. It takes about 15-20 minutes depending on how quickly you walk. To get to the International Gateway Entrance of EPCOT, follow the path toward Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resorts to make your way to the entrance. This is a slightly quicker walk and usually takes about 10 minutes to get there.

    Joyce Marie, being that you are a Disneyland Resort regular, I'm sure you have a great understanding of how to plan a magical trip. The biggest difference between the two is how much larger of a footprint Walt Disney World is, with the various Disney Resorts hotels, four theme parks, and water parks. Transportation is a big part of the planning process, so I am happy you stopped by today with your question. Please send in any additional questions that come your way as you continue along!

    See ya real soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Greg, South Carolina

Hello friends! Greg here from Charleston, SC. I am a Disney-loving husband and dad to two wonderful daughters. Walt Disney World Resort offers everything you want in a vacation and touches all the senses. From the sights to sounds and even the smells, there is something for everyone to enjoy! When our family is not riding "it’s a small world" or going on a Journey Into Imagination With Figment, we are readily planning our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Learn More About Greg

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