Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Nov 25, 2009
    Rodger from OH 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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    What time do the theme parks open and close? We are staying at Port Orleans Riverside Resort and do not have car transportation. What are our options for transportation to the theme parks from our resort?

    Hi Rodger,

    Park hours change throughout the year but you can see the planned hours for your dates of travel by clicking HERE and then inputting your dates. To see more details you can choose "calendar" from the home page of each park on If you then click on a certain date it will show you not only the opening hours but also parade and show times too!

    I've stayed at Port Orleans Riverside several times and we've never had a car either. The free Disney transport is really good though and offers regular buses (approximately every 20 minutes) to all the parks and to Downtown Disney. Buses tend to start running 2 hours prior to the official park opening and finish about 2 hours after they close. You also have the great option of catching the boat to Downtown Disney instead of the bus, you should be notified of the operating hours at check in.

    I hope that helps and if you have any further questions please ask again,

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Meet the Panelist: Jo,

Hi, I’m Jo, a stay-at-home Mum from England.  I am married to a PGA golfer and we have 2 children.  We enjoy every aspect of Walt Disney World and agree that it is by far our favourite holiday destination. The girls excitedly help me plan every trip. Learn More About Jo

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