Mom With Kids After Run
  • On May 29, 2013
    Carla 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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    Hi there, upon arrival would it be faster to walk or take the train to Ariel's grotto? Cheers

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel Carla!

    Sounds like you're on a mission.  The Walt Disney World Railroad makes 3 stops around the Magic Kingdom in this order:

    * Main Street, U.S.A.
    * Frontierland
    * Fantasyland in the Storybook Circus area

    Its takes about 20 minutes to make the round trip once you're aboard the train. Trains are scheduled to depart the stations every 4 - 10 minutes. They typically have more trains running on busier days.

    From the Fantasyland Station, Ariel's Grotto is closer than from the front of the park but its still a bit of a walk.  For now, you have to make your way down past The Minnie Adventures of Winnie the Pooh and turn towards Enchanted Tales with Belle and make your way down to Ariel's Grotto.

    I think I could make it faster walking than taking the train, even with kids in tow,  If you have strollers, its less hassle to walk than to fold them to board the train.  Don't get me wrong - we love the Walt Disney World Railroad and its always a must do for us - but if I am in a hurry I'd rather sprinkle on an extra helping of pixie dust and "fly" to my destination.

    Please feel free to visit us with all of your planning questions! We're thrilled to assist you!

    Wishing you minnie magical memories :-) Allison
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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