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  • On Aug 10, 2013
    Abby 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.

    We have used the Disney transportation and like the convenience. Is there ever a time that driving to and from the parks ourselves better? Would it be better to drive to the parks after afternoon naps if we want to stay for fireworks?

    Hi Abby!

    My family and I find that we save tons of time and stress driving our car to the parks as opposed to taking Disney transportation. While Disney transport is plentiful and a great way to traverse the Walt Disney World resort, guests are recommended that they allot 45 minutes to an hour to arrive at their scheduled destination. For me, thats a lot of time in which I could be enjoying the parks, relaxing at the pool, or just plain resting! Some guests do not want to bothered with having to refuel the car (and with gas prices, I don't blame them!), but it comes in quite handy when one needs to shop for groceries or a small first aid kid, or head back to your resort for a power nap on an Extra Magic Hours evening! I find having a car enables guest to come and go as they please as well as ensures there is no wait line. It truly is a personal choice.

    As for parking, if you are a guest at a Walt Disney World Resort, you are not charged parking fees at any of the four theme parks. Guests are allowed to park at other resorts, with appropriate Key To The World card and/or photo identification. There is no fee to park at the resorts.

    Hope this helps you plan your magical vacation!
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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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