Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Jul 16, 2009
    Katie from NH 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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    Going to WDW in Sept, with DH, DD(>3) and DD(1), staying at POFQ. We're flying, so will be relying on Disney transportation. If it gets late and the kids are cranky and the line for the bus is very long, can we take a taxi given that we'd have no car?

    Hi Katie,

    While we almost always use Disney transportation, I'll admit that we've used taxis to return to our resort from the park during an occasional "melt down" day.  (I'm guessing you know what I mean...a 95 degree day, when both kids and mom were wiped out, and we had just missed a bus.)  We've had no problem catching taxis (which are generally line up) at Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom.  At the Magic Kingdom, however, no outside vehicles are permitted near the park, so you would have to take a monorail or boat to the Transportation and Ticket Center to catch a taxi.  (At that point, it probably honestly wouldn't be worth it, and you'd be better off time wise waiting for a bus.)

    We have also occasionally used taxis to get to the parks very early in the morning for a super early character breakfast.  (This isn't necessary, as Disney runs buses to accommodate early reservations, but we were being lazy!)  We've never had to wait more than a minute or so to hail a taxi at any of our resorts.

    Honestly for 99% of the time, Disney transportation works great, even when the kids are tired, but I can certainly appreciate your desire to have a "quick escape" just in case!

    Have a wonderful trip!

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I am Tanya from FL, full-time mom to two fun-loving boys. I have an array of planning tips and believe I offer a unique perspective on how to make Disney an amazing adventure for individuals with a variety of needs and abilities. Learn More About Tanya

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