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  • On Feb 13, 2009
    Allison from LA Asked

    I am so glad that you stayed on the panel. You always give the greatest advice! Do you recommend taking a cab when going from one resort to another for dinner? We are a party of 6 (children 10, 7, 5) and didn't know if our size would cost more for cab.

    Thank you for the kind words. I apologize for the delay in answering. I just returned from an Adventures by Disney week-long trip to Costa Rica. We had an outstanding time -- amazing in every regard.

    But I digress ...

    Disney transportation is great if you are going from park to park or between a park and a resort. Things get more complicated when you're going from a resort to a resort. While there are a few exceptions to this rule, for the most part there is no way to get directly from a resort to a resort using Disney transportation. To get from a resort to a resort you must use a theme park or Downtown Disney as a transfer hub. For example, if you were at the Wilderness Lodge and wanted to get to the Animal Kingdom Lodge, you would first take a bus from the WL to a park. In this case I would choose the Animal Kingdom park. Then, at the Animal Kingdom park, you would get off the bus and transfer to a second bus for the AK Lodge. While the system definitely works, it can sometimes be quite time consuming. After a long day of touring with hot, hungry kids, the last thing I want is a time consuming process.

    So to answer your question, yes, If you're going from a resort to a resort, it is often more convenient to take a cab than to take Disney transport. Cabs are readily available. Prices could change, but in my experience you can get from one end of WDW to the other in a cab for just under $20.00. Most resort to resort trips will be less than this. As for for your party-size issue, this should be no problem at all. A large percentage of the cabs that serve WDW are actually vans that seat up to nine passengers. The cost for these cabs is exactly the same as for regular cars. While the van cabs are often just waiting at the resorts with the others, if you want to make sure you get one like this, just call down to the bell services desk of your hotel about 10 minutes before you want to leave. Ask them to call a van-sized cab for you and one will be waiting.
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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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