Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Jan 29, 2009
    Eric from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I was just wondering if it is worth it to drive to the parks or take the Disney transportation. I was reading that by the time you park, and walk to the park, it takes much longer than the Disney trans. What would you all recommend?


    On those trips where I have had a rental car, I have still found myself in almost all cases leaving the car at the hotel lot, using it only for drives off-property. A few examples where I do use my car within Disney property are;

    •  If I am dining at a resort other than my own, I always drive. The transportation alternative is to take a bus to Downtown Disney, then take another bus. I am on vacation, not commuting to work! The only exception is if there is a direct way to get from my resort to the resort in question via a direct means, like walking, boat, or monorail.
    • Downtown Disney. If I know I am going to do a lot of shopping, I take the car. While I could have had the bags shipped back to my room, sometimes I just prefer to have them right away.
    • Disney Wide World of Sports and Golf Courses. Bus service can be sporadic, so I just bite the bullet and drive.
    • Fort Wilderness. Again, dependent on where you are coming from, the bus exchanges make just driving myself there much easier.

    Have a magical vacation!

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I am one of the Dads on the Moms Panel, and I love to help parents plan their vacation, with a focus on showing them how it can be fun for them too. I am also here to help Dads plan some nice surprises for the Moms in their life (they deserve it!). Learn More About Doug

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