Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Apr 6, 2012
    Danelle Asked

    The only way to get in everyones must do is to split up in afternoon. Really nervous about this. Adult will stay with each one. Any tips on doing this or a good plan. 2 in MK other 2 at WP. Thanks! How is time to DD from each place making ADR for dinner.

    Hi Danelle!

    Thank you for sending in your question to the Walt Disney World Moms Panel!

    My wife and I sometimes have to split up during a trip to Walt Disney World.  In fact, we have done just what you are describing:  my wife took my oldest to Blizzard Beach for the day while I took my youngest to the Magic Kingdom.

    Unfortunately, there is no direct bus between any of the theme parks and Downtown Disney.  Thus the person in the Magic Kingdom would first have to go to a resort hotel and then catch a bus to Downtown Disney.  However, you don't have to necessarily go back to your hotel; you can just go to the closest one.  I suggest walking from the Magic Kingdom to the Contemporary Resort and then catching a bus there; an alternative would be, of course, to take the monorail to the Contemporary.  It is about a 5 to 10 minute walk to the Contemporary; buses to Downtown Disney run about every 20 minutes, and the journey is about 15 to 30 minutes depending on if the bus stops at the other Magic Kingdom resorts first.

    Sometimes, you can take a bus from a water park to Downtown Disney, but sometimes you will have to go to a Disney hotel first.  Again, buses run about every 20 minutes.  From the water parks, the closest hotels would be the Caribbean Beach Resort, the Boardwalk, or Coronado Springs.  You can then transfer there to a bus going to Downtown Disney.  However, before boarding a resort bus, be sure to check that there isn't a bus going directly from a water park to Downtown Disney.  I have never seen one in the morning, but I have seen that sometimes in the afternoon.

    I hope this helps!  Please write back with more questions!
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I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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