Location Matters at WDW

First, let me say HAPPY NEW YEAR!  I hope that 2016 will bring you all great joy, blessings and abundant Disney Magic throughout the year.

Today, I want to revisit the issue of transportation around Walt Disney World.  I know, you are probably thinking, Why?  Well, in my ‘normal’ life, I am a bus driver for a major university.  I love buses!  I love them more when I am NOT the one driving!  I have recently been thinking about how Disney Transport does things around the WDW property. So, here’s what I have come up with so far.

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Where you stay affects how well the transportation system may work for you!

Value:  It has been my observation that the best service may actually be mainly a Value Level benefit!  Most of these resorts have a single bus stop with dedicated service to all four theme parks and Disney Springs.  The only exception may be Disney’s All Star Resorts.  In recent months, there has been chatter about servicing each All Star individually.  This service may only be offered during ‘peak’ times of the year.  If you have experienced this, please let me know!  But, generally speaking this is the most efficient way to make use of Disney Transport services!  The main drawback is the position at the Bus Depots at the parks and Disney Springs is farthest away from the entrances.  But, for me, this is a minor inconvenience.

Moderate:  Bus service from the Moderate Resorts may be the most varied from resort to resort of any onsite resorts!  Port Orleans French Quarter is the exception to the rule with a single stop at the front of this smaller, moderate property.  All of the other resorts have multiple stops and service to those stops can be a little different depending on time of day. However, don’t let that keep you from using the bus as your primary way to navigate around WDW.  These resorts are beautiful and depending on the time of day you are using the service, it can be quite relaxing to enjoy the scenery!

Deluxe:  The Deluxe Resorts can be the most difficult to use.  Many of the resorts share buses.  For example, you may often see a single bus servicing Wilderness Lodge, Contemporary, Polynesian Village, and Grand Floridian resorts!  They are, however, the closest spots at the park Bus Depots!  I haven’t experienced this service, personally, but I think I’d be willing to give it a try for the joy of staying in this level of resort!

I think that’s enough for now!  Thanks for reading, my friends!  May you have a Blessed and Magical New Year!  Bye!

Author: threestrandswdw

I am a Disney fanatic who can't get nearly enough time to be there! I am married to someone who isn't as into it as I am, but tolerates my "hobby". I live in Ohio, but would love to make the move to Orlando, if I would work either at Walt Disney World, or in some peripheral business serving the WDW area! I invite you to read, comment, and submit ideas anytime at threestrandswdw@outlook.com. Or, even better, send me a trip report to share with others! We all like to live through the experiences of others, help us stay connected to the magic! Thank you!!

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