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  • On Jan 28, 2012
    Kelli from NC Asked

    Need your expert advice! What is the fastest & most convenient ways to get from Contemp. to each of the following: HS, Epcot, AK, FW, and Poly. (FYI: we will have our own car) Also, we want to get to HS before it opens EMH - will bus run that early?

    Hi Kelli,

    The Complimentary Disney Transportation begins running approximately one hour before Park opening, and up to one hour after Park closing, even during Extra Magic Hours.

    When using this transportation, keep in mind that the bus, water taxi, and monorail services are on about a 20 minute schedule between stops at your particular loading site.  So, if you have just missed your ride, you may have to wait 20 minutes or so until the next one arrives, which automatically adds that time onto your travel route.  There is no way to time this perfectly - it's hit or miss.

    So, if you know you need to be somewhere at a specific time, say for a Dining Reservation, you may want to take your car, making sure to include plenty of time for parking, walking to the tram loading area, and riding the tram to the Park entrance.

    Otherwise, you can expect most of the actual transport times via bus to take from 10 to 20 minutes.  Animal Kingdom is further away than Hollywood Studios or EPCOT, and generally takes about 10 minutes longer.    Sometimes the bus will stop at another resort to pick up Resort Guests, and other times it will go straight on to the Park.  We always allow at least an hour for any transportation time we are relying upon within the Walt Disney World Resort.

    You can take the monorail from the Contemporary Resort to the Polynesian.  It will make one stop prior to the Poly, which is the Ticket & Transportation Center.  You will simply stay on board here until the next stop.

    There is a Water Taxi that runs between the Contemporary Resort and Wilderness Lodge.  Again, allow 30 to 45 minutes for this service. 

    I hope this is helpful!  Have a magical vacation at Walt Disney World!
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