Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Dec 23, 2012
    Erica 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.

    Trying to decide if we want to drive our car and park at the parks or use the buses. Which is faster to get back to AKL with my stroller? Family of 3 my daughter will be under 3. Does she need a car seat in buses? Thanks!

    Hi Erica!

    Ah yes...the age old question of car vs. bus.  Thankfully, we've done both, so I can definitely sympathize!

    Parking is free at all the theme parks for guests staying at a Walt Disney World resort hotel, which is a huge perk. Having had the opportunity to use both a rental car and Disney transport, I cannot extol the comfort of a rental car enough! The flexibility of being able to come and go as one pleases really helps us to relax during our vacation. Although Disney transport is plentiful, there are time when guests have to wait for buses and/or monorail service, and the waits usually don't exceed 20 minutes, but with a fussy toddler or a tired kid, those minutes can last a long time!  She does not need a car seat for the buses, and they are not equipped with seat belts either, so keeping a close eye on your child is a must!

    Hope this helps you plan your magical vacation!
    -Malanie
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Meet the Panelist: Malanie, New York

Hi there! The Disney Parks have been a part of my life since I was a little girl. Introducing my children, husband, and family to all the magic that Walt Disney World can offer has led to countless moments with Mickey and Friends, Disney Vacation Club membership and fun on the high seas with Disney Cruise Lines! Our vacations are usually centered around a visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth, and I am super excited to help you plan and create magical moments for you and your families! Learn More About Malanie

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