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  • On Mar 18, 2008
    Donna from MD Asked

    Hi Erin! Very helpful panel! We have ADR @ Cape May at 6pm. We'll be @ HS for the day, but are planning a rest after lunch for our little guys. We are staying @ SSR (no car). Should we bus to EP and walk, bus to HS and boat, or cab? Time to allow? Thanks!

    Hi Donna, I'm glad you're enjoying the Panel! The Cape May dinner buffet at the Beach Club (BC) resort is one of my husband's favorite meals at WDW. He loves the unlimited access to shrimp, clams, and mussels.

    The one transportation option you mention that I would NOT do is take a bus from Saratoga Springs (SS) to Epcot. The bus would drop you at the front entrance to Epcot (near the Spaceship Earth "golf ball"). The only real way to get to the BC from there would be to walk all the way THROUGH Epcot to the International Gateway entrance located in the World Showcase area (near England). You would need to use park admission media to do this. This is not even an option if you don't have a Park Hopper ticket. Plus, the walk from the front of the back to Epcot could easily take 15 minutes or more depending on your pace.

    Honestly, taking a cab would be the fastest way to get to the BC, but there is the expense. I'm guessing it will cost about $15.00, but don't quote me on that. A cab directly from SS to the BC would likely take less than 20 minutes door to door.

    You could also, as you suggested, take a bus from SS to Disney's Hollywood Studios and then transfer to the boat to the BC. The boat ride is very pleasant and my kids enjoy this as an activity all by itself. Depending on how long you have to wait for the bus and boat to arrive, the trip could take about 40 minutes, or perhaps a bit longer.

    Another option to consider would be to take a boat from SS to nearby Downtown Disney. From there, you could transfer to a BC bus. The travel time would be similar to the above route.

    What my family often does in similar situations is to take Disney transportation to our meal at another resort. In the earlier part of the evening, everyone is fresh and enjoys exploring the various travel routes. Then, after our meal, when we're more tired and relaxed (and want to get the kids to bed), we'll take a cab back to our own hotel. This way we get the best of both worlds.
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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