• On Aug 1, 2018
    Myrna from IL 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.

    Hello, is it true that Grand Floridian shares busses? How much time before park opening should I plan for Hollywood or animal kingdom?? Thanks

    Dear Myrna,

    Thank you so much for stopping by to visit us again at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your great question about planning ahead for your Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

    Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa is an absolutely beautiful Walt Disney World Resort hotel and I know that your family will have a delightful time there!

    At times where there is lower traffic to the parks, it is sometimes possible that shared buses will be used between a couple of hotels. However, most times of day you will see that transportation goes solely to your hotel. 

    In terms of time planning for Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom, buses begin running approximately one hour before park opening. If you would like to be there in time for park opening, I recommend that you plan to leave at that time.

    Hope that helps with your magical planning!

    - Jan K. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jan, New Jersey

Hello there, Mouseketeers! I am a mother of three and live with my beautiful wife in New Jersey! I spent many years as a Registered Nurse in a pediatric intensive care unit, and I am now a professor of Nursing. I volunteer in my community and I enjoy taking my children here, there, and everywhere. I love to help my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations and I'm thrilled to be a planDisney Panelist to do just that! Learn More About Jan

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