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  • On Nov 18, 2017
    Steve from AL Asked

    How long should we plan on it taking to arrive at each theme park if we are departing from Fort Wilderness? Trying to make sure we plan accordingly and that we make it to our reservations each day.

    Hi Steve,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! It sounds like you have a fabulous vacation planned to the Walt Disney World Resort!

    Travel time will depend on which mode of transportation you plan to use. If you are driving, I would allot at least 30 minutes to get to each park, find parking and get to the main entrance. Keep in mind that as crowd levels change on any given day, your travel time could change. 

    If, however, you are using Resort Transportation, transit times could vary depending on the mode of transportation. From Disney's Wilderness Lodge, The Cabins at Fort Wilderness Resort and the Campsites at Fort Wilderness Resort, Bus Service and Water Transportation are both options. To get estimated transit times from one location to another, we always use the My Disney Experience Mobile App. When I just used the app, the estimated transit time from The Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort to Magic Kingdom theme park was 62 minutes by bus. When we last took the boat from Disney's Wilderness Lodge to Magic Kingdom, it took about 15 minutes. 

    Steve, my family's general rule of thumb is to allocate at least an hour and a half to get from our resort to Fast Pass+ selections or dining reservations. We typically stay at a resort with access to the resort monorail. Keep in mind also that leaving the parks at closing time can take more time as well!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,
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